Monitoring SDG6 on water and sanitation

Making progress

Making progress – the role of implementation

The SDG 6 targets seek to achieve certain outcomes, such as improved water quality (6.3) and increased water-use efficiency (6.4). Implementation is the process of taking actions to achieve such outcomes, for example, by building and operating wastewater treatment plants, instituting good practices in agriculture, installing water-saving technologies in industry or enforcing laws on water pollution.

Building a water treatment plant is an example of how to implement SDG target 6.1 on access to safe drinking water