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Ingenuity Lab, Ingenuity Centre
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2TU
EMAIL: tabitha.wacera@sustainablewaterswp.com

Global goals otherwise known as Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are the universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. 

 

There are 17 goals in total and they build on the successes of the Millennium development goals. Expertise is needed to ensure we all reach the targets set out in the SDGs by 2030. Unsurprisingly, the goals are interconnected and in the effort to solve one you will most often be met with the need to solve another. The key to successfully solving one will most definitely involve tackling issues related to to other goals. 

HOW SDG 6 is interconnected with other SDG goals ( SDG 6 NEXUS)

Sustainable Water wants to solve the water crisis once and for all, so we fall squarely under SDG 6. At Sustainable water, we not only want to give children a sustainable water supply but also build sustainable communities where health centres thrive and hunger is alleviated because of access to water. Where individuals grow to become solutions to their problems. For us to do this successfully, we often have to figure out what the water nexus is and how using solar water pumps as the preferred solution deals with this.

SDG 1 : POVERTY

Access to water improves the lifetime of livestock which for pastoralist communities, this is the source of income. For subsistence farmers, access to constant water supply increases the yield by 8 times since they don’t have to depend on sporadic rainfall patterns. Healthy livestock and crops fetch a higher price increasing the income. 

SDG 2: HUNGER

Access to water improves the lifetime of livestock which for pastoralist communities, this is the source of income. For subsistence farmers, access to constant water supply increases the yield by 8 times since they don’t have to depend on sporadic rainfall patterns. Healthy livestock and crops fetch a higher price increasing the income. 

SDG 3: HEALTH

Access to water in pastoralist communities in West Pokot, Kenya shows that they could start running dispensaries that were closed due to lack of water. Try running a hospital without water.

SDG 4:EDUCATION

The impact of solar water pumps installed in marginalised schools in developing countries is increased school attendance and access to quality education. Children do not have to choose between water and education

SDG 5: GENDER

Gender inequality is dealt with by making sure the water solution- in this case a solar water pump- is automatic. Meaning, women who are the main water carriers do not have to walk 2km in search of water or expend human energy to crank a hand pump in order to fetch water. Imagine if this woman had to irrigate a farm, how many times do you need to crank that handle to get enough water for your farm. An automatic pump such as a solar water pump removes this dilemma.

SDG 7: CLEAN ENERGY

Gender inequality is dealt with by making sure the water solution- in this case a solar water pump- is automatic. Meaning, women who are the main water carriers do not have to walk 2km in search of water or expend human energy to crank a hand pump in order to fetch water. Imagine if this woman had to irrigate a farm, how many times do you need to crank that handle to get enough water for your farm. An automatic pump such as a solar water pump removes this dilemma.

Our target is  to see 1,000,000 SWPs installed by 2030.