SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 6.

 Managing water and sanitation in a sustainable way to ensure its availability to all.

Would it surprise you to know that 3 billion people in the world do not have access to hand washing facilities in their own homes? Clean water and sanitation are vital to stop the spread of disease and to live healthy lives.

Take a Deep Dive on SDG 6

Check out the resources collected below that lifts up the importance of clean water from faculty, staff and guest lectures here at UB.

Water, The Environment and a Socially Just World

The UB School of Social Work's annual symposium addressed water rights, environmental justice, implications for social work, and human rights. This event featured 3 important presentations by speakers who are experts in different areas of environmental justice and feature local activists and responders to environmental issues. (3/29/19)

Clean water using advanced materials: Science, technology, incubation and industry.

Thalappil Pradeep is an Institute Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. He is the Deepak Parekh Institute Chair Professor and is also a Professor of Chemistry. He studied at the University of Calicut, Indian Institute of Science, UC Berkeley and Purdue. 2-28-18. RENEW.

Safe and Sustainable Drinking Water: How can we do it?

Prior to coming to the University of South Carolina, Dr. Susan Richardson was a Research Chemist for >24 years at the U.S. EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory in Athens, GA. 6-12-17. RENEW.

The Washington D.C. Lead Crisis (2001-2004) A Prelude to Flint

Marc Edwards is the Charles Lunsford Professor of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech. RENEW (10/16)

Clean Water and Sanitation in the News

Sustainable Courses