25th March 2020

Knowledge Type

Good Practice Document


, Institution of Civil Engineers

Major Project


Of Interest To

Consultants Contractors Investors Leadership teams Private sector clients Public sector clients SME

Urgent Action Water


The UN SDG 6 sets targets to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

This goal goes beyond drinking water, sanitation and hygiene to also address the quality and sustainability of water resources, critical to the survival of people and the planet. The 2030 agenda recognises the centrality of water resources to sustainable development, and the vital role that improved drinking water, sanitation and hygiene play in progress in other areas, including health, education and poverty reduction.

Urgent Action Water is a digital publication featuring articles from industry experts and academics, as well as such organisations as WaterAid, UNICEF and the Oxford University Centre for the Environment.

Urgent Action Water aims to share stories of engineering success, best practice, and to highlight avenues of new thinking around the issue of water in an effort to help our profession meet the complex and pressing challenges of SDG 6 – today and into the future.