The stuff of life
But due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, every year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.
Critical water resources Globally, by 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water.
At least 1.8 billion people globally use a source of drinking water that is fecally contaminated.
Between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of the global population using an improved drinking water source has increased from 76 percent to 91 percent, but water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of the global population and it is projected to rise.
As many as 2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation services, such as toilets.
First, it is important to have access to safe drinking water: In rural areas of Nepal, people spend hours fetching drinking water.
So SDG 6 is important to Nepal to achieve national health goals.
In Nepal, many plans and policies are discussed and developed, but they have not been implemented.
Even when developmental plans are implemented, they are not monitored.
If SDG 6 is well implemented, water pollution-related issues will also be mitigated.