World Water Day 2018

“Ethical Markets, in recognition of World Water Day is covering water issues and investments in our next Green Transition Scoreboard® for 2018 “CAPTURING CO2 WHILE IMPROVING HUMAN NUTRITION AND HEALTH”, for release in April.  We cover needed new directions in utilizing the planet’s 97% saltwater which can be used for growing human food on desert and scrublands using  the thousands of salt-loving plants  which are the other half of our planet’s Plant Kingdom , as we discuss with NASA Chief Scientist Dennis Bushnell and Dr. Carl Hodges, President of the Seawater Foundation in our TV program “Investing In Desert Greening”.


~Hazel Henderson, Editor”

SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation



In 2015, UN Member States adopted the historic 2030 Agenda, setting universal and transformative goals and targets, and committing to working tirelessly for their full implementation. To ensure that no one is left behind, it will be vital to track progress towards the goals.

This is why Member States follow-up and review the 2030 Agenda and its 17 goals every year at the High-level Political Forum (HLPF). This event facilitates the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned. It also provides political leadership, guidance and recommendations for follow-up.

2018: Review of SDG 6

Every year at the HLPF, an annual theme helps an increased focus along with an in-depth review on a selection of SDGs. In 2018, SDG 6 on water and sanitation is one of the goals to be reviewed.

To provide input to Member States on this goal, UN-Water will produce the SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation. This is a joint position from the UN family on the global status on SDG 6 and other water-related targets. The report also explores the linkages within SDG 6 targets and the interlinkages between SDG 6 and the other targets and indicators. The report builds on the baseline data on SDG 6 global indicators coming from JMP, GEMI and GLAAS.


Financial support

The development of the report is financially supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlandsthe Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).