Improving Access to Safely Managed Drinking Water Services: Recommendations for G20 Emerging Economies

This Policy Brief was first published in https://t20ind.org


The policy brief examines the governance models in domestic water supply management, advances in data and information to enable effective monitoring and evaluation, sustainable financing options for water supply projects, technological innovations, and capacity-building for effective operation andmaintenancethathavebeenadopted by the G20 countries to achieve Target 6.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The objective is to draw lessons from the experiences of these accelerators (governance, data and information, finance, technology, and capacity-building), and provide recommendations to progress towards equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, especially those in the emerging economies, by 2030. The main challenges the recommendations address include the adverse impact of climate change on water availability, unreliable year-round supply of potable water, and ensuring the safety of the drinking water supply services. The focus is on poor and marginalised households who have limited access to safe drinking water.


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