Future flows: global trends to watch on water and sanitation

Global shifts in water and sanitation will have a profound effect on societies and economies. Other transformations are shaping these shifts, including where people live, what they expect from governments and markets, their productive and polluting activities, how they innovate and whether they pursue conflict or peace. Understanding these shifts and their interplay is important to achieving all of the Sustainable Developments Goals, not just goal six on water and sanitation. In this paper introduce ten global shifts that, present both challenges and opportunities for sustainable development, to 2030 and beyond.