Definition: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
- By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
- By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
- By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes
List of Policy Changes and Cuts:
To date there are no identified policy and funding changes that would explicitly pertain to this SDG. Ontario does have several communities, particularly First Nations communities, that are on constant notice for boil advisories. Areas, such as the Grassy Narrows, a community that has been ravaged by the health impacts of mercury being dumped decades ago, are on constant alert. While there have not been any notable announcements that would specifically address water sanitation in Ontario, there have been policy decisions and budget changes that impact wetlands as they improve water quality (See “Life above land”).