The Huffington Post’s “What’s Working: Sustainable Development Goals” blog series is focusing on the UN’s Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all. With one in three people on the planet lacking access to clean water. Also, proper sanitation or both!  Because Goal 6 is not one to be ignored. 

Featured bloggers for today include: 

1. Actor/Activist, Matt Damon and Gary White, CEO of

As they write:

Can you imagine asking your child to walk miles under the beating sun to find water and carry it home? Then imagine praying that your family does not get sick from drinking it.

These are the nearly incomprehensible questions and trade-offs that parents worldwide face each day that illuminate the dire reality of the global water and sanitation crisis.

Proper Sanitation

Clean water and proper sanitation are the most basic building blocks to a healthy life, yet one in three people on the planet cannot access one or both. When it takes hours every day to find and collect water, it is almost impossible to find time for commerce and community. A family becomes trapped in an endless cycle of poverty.

The Huffington Post's "What's Working: Sustainable Development Goals" blog series is focusing on the UN's Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all.
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2. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General, UN

More is at stake than individual health; international security is at risk. Experts have identified water as the number one global risk. Especially in terms of significant negative impact on countries in the coming decade. Water can either be a source of conflict or cooperation.

3. Jack Sim, Founder, World Toilet Organization

All the posts

Check out all of posts here I mean as well as catch up on what some of today’s foremost thought leaders have already contributed to the series.

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