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.
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.
Southwestern USA is quite arid, with many areas where access to water is scarce. In Joshua Tree National Park, for example, you'll find no water of any kind. You have to bring in all of your own drinking water, and no showers or flush toilets exist within the park boundaries. In the Grand Canyon, another arid region, taps are common and easy to find; however, signs are posted everywhere asking visitors to be conscious of their water use.
"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.
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.