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Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

  • Achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • Implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate
  • Protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes 
  • Expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies 
  • Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
 
 
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Bubblebox

A mobile and autonomous hygiene module available to migrants, refugees, and homeless people free of charge, inspired by the role of white blood cells in the immune system.

Jardin Ouvert

A network of green walls and open planter beds lining the Seine that mitigate urban heat island effect and provide a sustainable alternative to love locks, inspired by microbiome therapy.

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Salad Bowls Sur Seine

A network of hydroponic islands with phytoremediative plants that purify the Seine, inspired by the nephrons and tubules of the kidney.