Water and Wastewater
Work Group Leader:
Dr Kory Russel, University of Oregon | email@example.com
Water and sanitation are becoming ever more essential to stopping the spread of disease and improving sustainability as urban populations rapidly increase around the global. Traditional grid-based water and sanitation systems are failing to meet the challenge in many locations. Worse, traditional systems are significant contributors to climate change. Over consumption of water, lost nutrients, and the failure to expand services to underrepresented and vulnerable populations all indicate the need for a water and sanitation revolution. This working group aims to address how wastewater and sanitation services can evolve to meet the Sustainable Development Goal in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
Previously, this working group examined how urban areas could take tangible first steps towards reducing the demand for water resources in urban water and sanitation systems. In 2020, the working group will examine how off-grid wastewater and sanitation solutions can be integrated into a city-wide inclusive water and sanitation framework. We will be specifically focusing on rapidly growing informal settlements and resource constrained settings.
Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal 10. Reduce Inequality within and among countries
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
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