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SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

One in three people live without sanitation. This is causing unnecessary disease and death. Although huge strides have been made with access to clean drinking water, lack of sanitation is undermining these advances. Goal 6 is about providing affordable equipment, management and education in hygiene practices, to stop this senseless suffering and loss of life.

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

York named academic lead in UN’s new global Water Academy

Pictured here: A drop of water creates a ripple effect. 

York University’s growing area of strength in water research was recognized as the University became the academic lead on the United Nation’s (UN) new Water Academy. The academy brings together public and private sector partners from around the world to establish an innovative water training and education resource. “By working together with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), York University demonstrates the important role of higher education in addressing societal issues and advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through scholarship and activism,” said Rhonda Lenton, York’s President and Vice-Chancellor.



publications relevant

to SDG 6



water refill stations and
200 water fountains
on campus


programs relevant
or related to SDG 6

Interdisciplinary Organized Research Unit


of publications co-authored with international institutions


Professors see the big picture in water management
Making water safer for refugees