6. Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in and there is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. However, due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, millions of people including children die every year from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.
Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families across the world. At the current time, more than 2 billion people are living with the risk of reduced access to freshwater resources and by 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water. Drought in specific afflicts some of the world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition. Fortunately, there has been great progress made in the past decade regarding drinking sources and sanitation, whereby over 90% of the world’s population now has access to improved sources of drinking water.
To improve sanitation and access to drinking water, there needs to be increased investment in management of freshwater ecosystems and sanitation facilities on a local level in several developing countries within Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, Southern Asia, Eastern Asia and South-Eastern Asia.

Où en est la Tunisie concernant l’ODD #6 ?

Cet Objectif vise à garantir un accès équitable à l’eau potable, à l’assainissement et à assurer la gestion durable de cette ressource. La Tunisie se trouve en situation de stress hydrique, avec moins de la moitié du seuil de pauvreté en eau fixé à 1000 m3 par hab/ an. Grâce aux efforts déployés par l’ONAS, 6.3 millions d’habitants ont pu accéder au service d’assainissement, mais plus de 41% de la population en est toujours privée.


des ménages ont de l'eau portable à domicile


d'eau disponibles pour chaque tunisien en une année avec risque de baisse à 359 m3 en 2030

4,5 millions

d'habitants n'ont pas accès aux services d'assainissement