To ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030

How Just a Drop directly contributes

Since 1998, Just a Drop has brought safe water, sanitation and hygiene projects to over 1.5 million people in 32 countries across the world.

What we do

We work at a grassroots level with communities to identify the best water and sanitation solutions for their needs, such as rainwater harvesting systems, sand dams or drilled wells. All of our projects are community owned and led, and are monitored for years after completion. Find out more about our solutions or learn about our approach, based on the values of community, sustainability, quality and impact.


844 million people still do not have access to clean water, and 2.3 billion people don't have access to improved sanitation. A lack of water not only makes people ill, it makes it harder for them to escape the poverty trap. Find out more about the water crisis here.

What are the SDG 6 clean water and sanitation targets? 

- By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all

- By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations

- 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 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity

- By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate

- By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes

- By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies

- Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management

Find out more about SDG 6 on the UN website

Or find out more about the Sustainable Development Goals and Just a Drop here