Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

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SDG6 - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

"For SDG 6 'clean water and sanitation', available data make it possible to calculate five-year trends only for water quality and some sanitation aspects. The share of people without improved sanitation facilities in their households has been steadily decreasing in the EU, with the vast majority of Member States already having universal access to sanitation. Freshwater quality has also improved, as indicated by the decrease in biochemical oxygen demand and phosphate concentrations in European rivers. Europeans are also enjoying improved inland bathing water quality. Nitrate concentrations in European groundwater bodies are within EU drinking-water standards (50 mg/L), but the overall positive outlook does not reflect the fact that nitrate concentrations might st" ( 2017:16)

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