Progress towards the SDG target for safe drinking water is slow, and many countries remain off-target. Globally, the WHO-UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme estimates that 29% of the population lacks access to drinking water that is free from contamination.
REACH’s work to date has identified a number of challenges to improving water quality:
Our work seeks to accelerate action to improve urban water quality through innovations in measurement, monitoring and management. Working together with stakeholders, from the community to the national and global levels, we are developing and refining risk-based methods for managing urban water quality risks from industry and other sources.
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