Goal 6, Clean Water and Sanitation, aims to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. This goal strives to provide clean, safe drinking water to everyone while protecting freshwater sources and ecosystems. Despite what some people may think, water availability to not ensured in all areas of Canada, many rural areas experience water shortages or persistent unsafe drinking water.
United Nations. (2015, September 17). The Sustainable Development Goals Explained: Clean Water and Sanitation [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/LCKsU4bPFOQ
Examples of NSCC initiatives that are helping to advance Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.
|Water Resources Program
The Environmental Engineering Technology - Water Resources program is focused on preparing graduates to analyze and evaluate water resources. Graduates from this program may go on to work in land management, wastewater treatment or environmental monitoring.
|Every NSCC campus has hydration stations to provide clean, high-quality drinking water without single-use plastic bottles. Using hydration stations is one of six easy habits for sustainable living.
|NSCC Shelburne Campus Community Well Project
NSCC is partnering with the Shelburne community to tap an unused well at the NSCC Shelburne Campus. Shelburne residents have historically experienced challenges accessing clean drinking water.