SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation

By Satoko Kishimoto, Transnational Institute [fn]This text is an excerpt from “Remunicipalization: A practical guide for communities and policy makers”, originally published as part of the Water Justice Toolkit in 2016 ( The guide contains a comprehensive list of sources and references. [/fn]

Over the past 15 years there has been a significant rise in the number of communities that have taken private water and sanitation services back into public hands – a phenomenon referred to as “remunicipalization”.

What is [...]

By Meera Karunananthan, Blue Planet Project and Susan Spronk, University of Ottawa [fn]This text was originally published as part of the Water Justice Toolkit in 2016 ( The authors thank David Boys, David Hall and Shiney Varghese for their contributions. [/fn]

Public services take care of our most essential needs, but around the world many communities continue to fight to fully enjoy their rights to these services. Globally, communities have fought against private, for-profit finance models for essential public services [...]

By Meera Karunananthan, Council of Canadians, in collaboration with Devin Tellatin and the NGO Mining Working Group

Among the myriad of problems the United Nations is attempting to address over the next 15 years through its 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development is that of access to water and sanitation: SDG 6. However, as Member States develop strategies to implement this goal they need to keep in mind that how they plan to solve the global freshwater crisis depends largely on [...]