SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation


The sixth Sustainable Development goal aims to ensure access to safe water sources and sanitation for all by 2030. According to the UN, 3 in 10 people lack access to safely managed drinking water services and about 3 billion people lack access to basic sanitation. Sustainable water management is essential to ensuring sustainable food production, human health, and economic development, as well as the preservation of the Earth’s water ecosystems and biodiversity. Faculty and students at PCGS are committed to researching and promoting sustainable water use and wastewater management, as well as the conservation of the Earth’s natural water resources.

Source: United Nations. (2016). Clean water and sanitation: Why it matters. Retrieved from https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/6.pdf

 Concentration Areas and Graduate Certificates


  • IDS 6216: Implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • IDS 6245: Sustainable Water Resource Management: Doing More With Less
  • IDS 6246: Water Sensitive Urban Design for Sustainable Communities
  • IDS 6247: Water Resources Planning
  • IDS 6938: Navigating the Sustainable Food-Energy-Water Nexus
  • IDS 6938: Policy for Sustainability

Associated Faculty and Faculty Projects