13 June 2019

UNAI QUIZ: SDG 6 - CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in and there is enough fresh water on the planet to achieve this. However, due to bad economics or poor infrastructure millions of people, including children, die every year from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.

Currently, more than 2 billion people are living with the risk of reduced access to freshwater resources, and by 2050 at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water. Drought, specifically, afflicts some of the world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition. Fortunately, there has been great progress made in the past decade regarding drinking sources and sanitation and over 90% of the world’s population now has access to improved sources of drinking water.

To improve sanitation and access to drinking water, there needs to be increased investment in management of freshwater ecosystems and sanitation facilities on a local level in many countries around the world.

Test your knowledge of SDG 6 now!

Correct! Preliminary estimates from household data of 79 mostly high- and high-middle-income countries (excluding much of Africa and Asia) suggest that 59% of all domestic wastewater is safely treated.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. Preliminary estimates from household data of 79 mostly high- and high-middle-income countries (excluding much of Africa and Asia) suggest that 59% of all domestic wastewater is safely treated.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. Preliminary estimates from household data of 79 mostly high- and high-middle-income countries (excluding much of Africa and Asia) suggest that 59% of all domestic wastewater is safely treated.

Correct! Women and girls are responsible for water collection in 80% of households without access to water on premises.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C) Women and girls are responsible for water collection in 80% of households without access to water on premises.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C) Women and girls are responsible for water collection in 80% of households without access to water on premises.

Correct! According to the WHO, diarrheal disease is the third leading cause of death among children under five (others being preterm birth complications and pneumonia). It is estimated that more than 340,000 children under five, almost 1000 per day, die annually from diarrheal diseases due to poor sanitation, poor hygiene, or unsafe drinking water.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. According to the WHO, diarrheal disease is the third leading cause of death among children under five (others being preterm birth complications and pneumonia). It is estimated that more than 340,000 children under five, almost 1000 per day, die annually from diarrheal diseases due to poor sanitation, poor hygiene, or unsafe drinking water.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. According to the WHO, diarrheal disease is the third leading cause of death among children under five (others being preterm birth complications and pneumonia). It is estimated that more than 340,000 children under five, almost 1000 per day, die annually from diarrheal diseases due to poor sanitation, poor hygiene, or unsafe drinking water.

Correct! Water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population and is projected to rise. Over 1.7 billion people are currently living in river basins where water use exceeds recharge. More than 80% of wastewater resulting from human activities is discharged into rivers or seas without any pollution removal.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. Water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population and is projected to rise. Over 1.7 billion people are currently living in river basins where water use exceeds recharge. More than 80% of wastewater resulting from human activities is discharged into rivers or seas without any pollution removal.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. Water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population and is projected to rise. Over 1.7 billion people are currently living in river basins where water use exceeds recharge. More than 80% of wastewater resulting from human activities is discharged into rivers or seas without any pollution removal.

Correct!  According to the SDG index and Dashboards Report 2018, Thailand and Ukraine are the only countries in the world that are considered role models on SDG 6. Across all 17 goals, Sweden tops the list of countries surveyed. It is, on average, 84.5% of the way to achieving the targets envisaged for 2030. To learn more about this report, click here.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. According to the SDG index and Dashboards Report 2018, Thailand and Ukraine are the only countries in the world that are considered role models on SDG 6. Across all 17 goals, Sweden tops the list of countries surveyed. It is, on average, 84.5% of the way to achieving the targets envisaged for 2030. To learn more about this report, click here.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. According to the SDG index and Dashboards Report 2018, Thailand and Ukraine are the only countries in the world that are considered role models on SDG 6. Across all 17 goals, Sweden tops the list of countries surveyed. It is, on average, 84.5% of the way to achieving the targets envisaged for 2030. To learn more about this report, click here.