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Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Goal 6 is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

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Water is essential for all life on Earth, and therefore key to sustainable development. A very large proportion of those living in poverty lack access to clean water and basic sanitation.

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Researchers on goal 6

"It allows us to remove heavy metals from waters which was previously impossible" - Watch interview with Björn Wickman, Chalmers University of Technology, about goal 6 (2018).


Watch interview with Lena Blom, Water Environment Technology at Chalmers, about goal 6 (2017).

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DRICKS is a centre for drinking water research hosted by Chalmers with researchers in Chalmers, LTH in Lund and SLU in Uppsala. The aim of DRICKS is to contribute to a safer drinking water supply in close cooperation with stakeholders and fellow researchers.
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Centre for Future Chemical Risk Assessment and Management Strategies (FRAM) is a multi-disciplinary academic research centre focusing on chemical mixtures and how chemical pollution affects human health and the environment.
Read more about FRAM

Coaching on Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation in Asia
Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV) contributes to the Sida-funded international training programme Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation (SUWAS) through a mentorship role for participants from Asia. The programme aims to help the countries to achieve SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, by supporting individuals and key organisations in adopting more sustainable, inclusive and integrated water and sanitation solutions for people living in poor urban areas.
Read more about SUWAS

More about research related to goal 6
At the University of Gothenburg, researchers and students are studying the Earth’s supplies of surface water, groundwater and seas. Studies are under way of how water is used, and work is being done to improve sanitation. Another important area that research teams are interested in are how we can recycle resources from the water.
Read more on the Faculty of Science´s web
 

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