SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

There is more than enough freshwater on the surface of the globe to fulfill everybody’s needs, and advances over more than 150 years have given us the understanding we need to protect health with sanitation. Despite this, humanity is still failing to provide access to clean water for millions of people, and access to even the most basic sanitation to billions. In response to these startling statistics the ultimate goal of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6 is to ‘Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’. Research plays an imperative role in finding solutions to the issues above, and here we are proud to showcase some of the most pioneering works which aim to do just that.

Nature Water Talks

Nature Water © Springer Nature 2022Nature Water Talks are online events organized by the Nature Water journal editors. We invite you to take a look at some of our recent seminars.

Water Scarcity and Gender  

Amy Pickering (UC Berkeley), Nitya Rao (University of East Anglia) and Bethany Caruso (Emory University) discuss the impacts of water scarcity and women’s central role in water provision. 

Wastewater-based epidemiology for COVID and beyond

Andrew Singer (UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, United Kingdom), Manish Kumar (University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India), Mariana Matus (Biobot Analytics, USA) and Amy Kirby (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) discuss the future of wastewater-based epidemiology.

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Book Publishing Webinar with Claudia Pahl-Wostl & Joyeeta Gupta

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Water governance is a fast growing field of scholarly expertise which has largely developed in recent decades. This book series, Water Governance - Concepts, Methods, and Practice, aims at providing a platform for developing an integrated perspective on major advances in the field of water governance.

In this webinar Springer's Senior Editor Margaret Deignan is joined by the Editors of the series Claudia Pahl-Wostl and Joyeeta Gupta to dicuss the series and how to publish in the series.

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SDG 6 Clean Water and SanitationDiscover SDG 6 researchers' attitudes towards societal impact in this repository for viewing/downloading, part of a larger project in partnership with the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), exploring the role of open research in accelerating progress on global societal challenges. Learn more

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