Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Billions of people worldwide still live without safely managed drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene services, which are critical for protecting human health and containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Freshwater ecosystems and the multitude of resources that they provide are changing dramatically. One-fifth of the world’s river basins are experiencing rapid increases or decreases in surface water area. This unprecedented situation is compounded by pollution in large lakes and the persistent loss and degradation of wetlands and freshwater biodiversity. Between 1970 and 2015, the total area of inland and marine or coastal wetlands declined by approximately 35 percent, three times the rate of forest loss. Existing efforts to protect and restore water-related ecosystems must be scaled up and accelerated urgently.

At QBS Co we believe that adequate power, clean water, and improved sanitation can be a challenge, we are ready to play our part by providing CSR funds for water treatment plants, and where practical sanitation units.