WOIMA aligning with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. There is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. But due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, every year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.
Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families across the world. Drought afflicts some of the world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition.
By 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water.
- 6 billion people have gained access to improved drinking water sources since 1990, but over 600 million people are still without
- At least 1.8 billion people globally use a source of drinking water that is fecally contaminated
- Water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population and is projected to rise.
- Over 1.7 billion people are currently living in river basins where water use exceeds recharge
- 4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation services, such as toilets or latrines
- More than 80% of wastewater resulting from human activities is discharged into rivers or sea without any pollution removal
- Each day nearly 1,000 children die due to preventable water and sanitation-related diarrhoeal diseases
- Approximately 70% of all water abstracted from rivers, lakes and aquifers is used for irrigation
- Floods and other water-related disasters account for 70% of all deaths related to natural disasters
WOIMA is committed to helping the developing countries to ensure access to water and sanitation. The tool is our modular wasteWOIMA® waste-to-energy power plant that will
- incinerate cleanly the waste of 100,000 – 500,000 people
- generate affordable energy for 50,000 – 100,000 people
- employ 100 – 200 people
- generate hundreds of jobs and training opportunities up- and downstream
- save 100,000 tons of CO2 equivalent emissions per year
- be up and running within 12 months
UN has set the following targets by 2030, supported by WOIMA and our modular wasteWOIMA® waste-to-energy power plant
- 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
- Improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials
- Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity
- Implement integrated water resources management at all levels
- 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 programs
- Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
Read more about the UN SDGs at
Safe water and adequate sanitation are indispensable for healthy ecosystems, reducing poverty, and achieving inclusive growth, social well-being and sustainable livelihoods. The United Nations has committed to focus on water for a decade. That’s ten years to advance sustainable development. Ten years to breathe new air into existing programs and projects. Water and sanitation are preconditions to life and we must put a greater focus on these human rights
Read more about the Water Action Decade at
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