Goal Six: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

The San Diego region enjoys a high quality of life, although challenges still remain. SANDAG's 2021 Regional Plan seeks to improve the way we all move throughout the region while seeking to ensure that we can all lead healthy lives. 
Sustainable Development Goals - Goal 6 Clean water and sanitation icon

Target 6.1

By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.
Indicator 6.1.1:
Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services.

Target 6.2

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.
Indicator 6.2.1:
Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services, including a handwashing facility with soap and water.

Target 6.3

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.
Indicator 6.3.1:
Proportion of wastewater safely treated.
Indicator 6.3.2:
Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality.

Target 6.4

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.
Indicator 6.4.1:
Change in water-use efficiency over time.
Indicator 6.4.2:
Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources.

Target 6.5

By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate.
Indicator 6.5.1:
Degrees of integrated water resources management.
Indicator 6.5.2:
Proportion of transboundary basin areas with operational arrangement for water cooperation.

Target 6.1

By 2030, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers, and lakes.
Indicator 6.6.1:
Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time.