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Sanitation and health: partners to achieving sustainable development

Sanitation and health: partners to achieving sustainable development

In this video Laurence introduces the topic for the first half of this week – SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation.

We learned that over 842,000 people in low- and middle-income countries die as a result of inadequate water, sanitation, and hygiene each year. We can see from this one powerful statistic, that SDG 3 and SDG 6 are strongly dependent on one another.

We also explored how dealing with waste water has changed over time. Rather than just moving effluent somewhere else as we did in the past, we are now thinking about how best we can manage the impact of effluent on the environment.

In the next video, Laurence will look at some of the most dangerous and common diseases that face communities in areas with poor quality water and sanitation.

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