By 2030, few people will need driverless cars, but everyone will need access to sustainable water and sanitation. Watch the UN-Water's short video about the necessary steps that need to be taken in order to make SDG 6 a reality.
Some weeks later I visited the village again and found the same women using the old waterhole; the well stood nearby, still full of clean water but apparently unused.Brian Little
On September 6, 2019, a 14-year-old girl in Nairobi, Kenya, got her period for the first time. She didn't have any sanitary products, and she bled through her uniform. Her teacher, a woman, called her "dirty" and kicked her out of class. Later that day, that 14-year-old girl killed herself.
"The very last thing we need to do is clean the ocean." David Katz's controversial opener leads him into a discussion about how social plastic as a form of payment may be the solution to eliminating plastic pollution at the source.
The two other brothers kept on running, all the water now spilling from the barrels. That is how the Amazon river started.Unnamed
Water is of high importance in Māori culture in New Zealand. For Māori, water (‘wai’) is the essence of all life and all water has ‘mauri’, or life force. When it comes to sustainably planning, developing, and implementing innovation in the water sector, Māori are just one example of a culture with strong ties to water that need to be considered.
In that very moment, Isabel understood how her life, like that of her mother and all her grandmothers before her, would be measured by a pail of water.Nancy J. Haws
The cultural values and traditions related to water can vary dramatically around the world based on changes in country, religion, economy, political tensions, and environmental conditions. These ties can be of extreme importance for ensuring sustainability in any interventions made in the water sector. This series will highlight the many different connections between water and culture in an effort to raise awareness about this particular topic.