It's time to hold a 1977 promise!
In 2021, 2 billion people lacked access to safely managed drinking water.
But how can it be when you know that, in march 1977, the United Nations held a conference in Mar del Plata, Argentina, and they pledged to bring water to all?
And that wasn't a one-off. The entire eighties were named the water decade. And then again, the millennium development goals set the target to bring water to all by 2015, and here we are in 2021, with 26% of humanity still left aside.
To be fair, over that period, 2.8 billion people gained access to drinking water. But the World's population also grew by - guess how much - 2.8 billion people.
The new horizon now is 2030. And promised, swore, spat, this time we'll make it!
And still, we're running at a quarter of the speed we should...
Does it mean, it's impossible? Well, providing every human with safe drinking water requires a 43.1 billion dollars investment every year between now and 2030.
That's about one-tenth of the subsidies the World provides to the fossil fuel industry.
So honestly, I think it's time to hold a 1977 promise!
Wanna dive deeper into the topic, check out my conversation with David Lloyd Owen, the author of Global Water Funding. (https://dww.show/3-paths-to-reach-sdg-6-by-2050-all-our-hopes-are-on-3/)
You'll also find everything you'd like to know about SDG6 (https://dww.show/6-decisive-things-you-should-know-about-the-un-sdg-6/) right here.
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