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About $8 billion needs to be invested annually in providing potable water in Nigeria, if the country must achieve Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

More than 1.3 million Rwandans will have full access to clean water and better sanitation services following the signing of a new financing deal yesterday.

Federal Ministry of Water Resources has disclosed that Nigeria has the highest number of persons, who practice open defecation with an estimate of over 46 million.

Early assessment of progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals confirms an alarming lack of data in 64 countries, as well as insufficient progress toward the SDGs for another 37 countries where the data can be tracked.

Eleven people have been jailed one-month each for breaching sanitation laws in the Kumasi Metropolis.

The Government of India’s NFHS–4 offers the best new data on open defecation in rural India to be eleased in over a decade. Although open defecation has become less common than it was 10 years ago, it is still highly prevalent, with more than half of rural households reporting open defecation. On average, change has been slow, even during the period of the Swachh Bharat Mission.

The paper draws significant inputs and builds on the thematic Sector Financing WASH paper prepared by the Secretariat for SACOSAN VII, Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan.

The World Water Council released the publication titled, ‘Start with Water: Putting Water on Local Action Agendas to Support Global Change.’ It aims to help Local and Regional Authorities preserve water security and sanitation in cities, given future competing challenges.

Governments are not doing anywhere near enough, anywhere near fast enough, to make clean water, decent sanitation and good hygiene (WASH) normal for everyone, everywhere by 2030. Despite progress around the world to increase access to these basic needs, 844 million people still don’t have access to clean water and decent toilets.

The Earth is now so overpopulated that there are not enough resources on the planet for everyone to live comfortable lives, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Sustainability.

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