SDG6 - Clean Water and Sanitation: Balancing the Water Cycle for Sustainable Life on Earth

Eva Kremere
University of Latvia, Latvia

Edward Morgan
Griffith University, Australia

Pedi Obani
United Nations University, Institute for Natural Resources in Africa, Africa

Product Details
29 Nov 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
176 pages - 129 x 198mm
Concise Guides to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Providing safe and clean water for all without damaging the environment is one of the biggest challenges of the SDGs. SDG6 is an ambitious goal which seeks to establish the framework through which environmentally responsible water resource management, sanitation and security can be achieved. 

Bridging academic discussion and real-world case studies, this book considers the challenge of balancing the provision of the basic human right of access to water whilst not eroding our capacity to live sustainably in a rapidly changing world. It considers the impact of climate change on the water cycle and discusses how this will increase the vulnerability of communities, including those in regions that already experience acute water challenges. The book also highlights the need for more urgent action on increasing the resilience and quality of freshwater ecosystems and how this links to sanitation practices. The book concludes with a discussion of some of the key challenges and possible solutions to meeting SDG6. 

Concise Guides to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals comprises 17 short books, each examining one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The series provides an integrated assessment of the SDGs from economic, legal, social, environmental and cultural perspectives.
Chapter 1. Introduction 
Chapter 2. Goals 6.1 and 6.2: Water, Sanitation and Health 
Chapter 3. Goals 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5: Water Quality, Water Efficiency and Integrated Water Resource Management
Chapter 4. SDG 6.6: Protecting and Restoring Water-Related Ecosystems 
Chapter 5. SDG6a and 6b: Governance, Cooperation and Participation 
Chapter 6. Case Study: The Restoration of Melnais Lake Raised Bog in Latvia 
Chapter 7. Case Study: Water Management and Addressing Water Scarcity in Australia - Achieving SDG6? 
Chapter 8. Case Study: Nigeria and SDG6 
Chapter 9. Conclusions
Eva Kremere is currently doing her PhD in Environmental Sciences at the University of Latvia, investigating Food-Water-Energy Nexus.  
Edward Morgan is a Research Fellow at the Cities Research Institute and Griffith Climate Change Response Program at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
Pedi Obani is the Environmental Policy Research Fellow for the United Nations University-Institute for Natural Resources in Africa. 

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