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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

GLOBAL SOLUTIONS FOR CLEANER DRINKING WATER 

Pictured here: Satinder Kaur Brar

York University believes one important outcome of scientific research is demonstrated when knowledge moves beyond the lab to the wider world, where it is used to tackle pressing problems like access to safe, clean drinking water.  

In the lab led by Professor Satinder Kaur Brar, York researcher Pratik Kumar saw the enormous potential in a common substance – sand – to deliver a solution with global impact. Kumar’s household device cuts the level of toxins in drinking water drastically. Today, while continuing his research, he is also working to install these devices across India and around the world. Learn more here.

Facts

92

publications

(2018-2020)

70

water refill stations and
200 water fountains
on campus

30+

Programs relevant
or related to SDG 6

40%

of publications co-authored with
international collaborators

Stories

New freshwater database
Indigenous wisdom applied to sustainable water governance