WaterAid was established over 30 years ago with a simple vision of a world where everyone has access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. As the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) era draws to a close and we look ahead to post-2015, there is a growing consensus among sector professionals that, for the first time in history, this longstanding goal of universal access is now within reach. It will not be easy, but with sufficient political commitment, innovative partnerships and integrated approaches, underpinned by sound financial investment, it could be achieved by 2030.
- Include a goal on universal access to basic water and sanitation services as a fundamental human right.
- Specify a target date of 2030 for achieving universal access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene globally.
- Ensure that water, sanitation and hygiene targets and indicators focus explicitly on reducing inequalities, by targeting poor and disadvantaged people as a priority, and on improving the sustainability of services to secure lasting benefits.