Opinion

Water, sanitation, and hygiene should be essential elements of Canada’s international development framework

The sixth Sustainable Development Goal on clean water and sanitation is the catalyst for the successful realization of many of the other 16 goals. The truth is, they all go hand in hand. Failing on water and sanitation also means failing on gender equality, quality education, good health, resilient infrastructure, economic growth, and the list goes on.

A growing number of countries are confronting water scarcity, which affects more than 2 billion people worldwide, according to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Photograph courtesy of United Nations Tanzania

By NICOLE HURTUBISE

PUBLISHED : Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 10:31 AM

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