On Friday, December 25, 2020, Belgrade Open School organized a webinar on the SDG 6: “Clean water and sanitation for all”, within the “SDGs for All” Platform.
Access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene for all people and in every place is the basis for a healthy and dignified life. This is a sustainable development goal number 6 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations. During the webinar, in addition to universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene the following topics were discussed:
- What does water supply mean for everyone and everywhere?
- Where is Serbia in the implementation of the sustainable development goal 6?
- What is and why is the WAterSanitationHealth concept important?
- What are examples of successful projects in Serbia and what are their conclusions?
- What can individuals and institutions do to contribute to clean drinking water and better sanitation?
We talked about all these important topics with Dr.sc.med. Dragana Jovanović, from the Serbian Public Health Institute “Dr Milan Jovanović Batut”, who is the Head of the Department for Drinking and Bathing Water Safety, Center for Hygiene and Human Ecology, while Dušica Trnavac Bogdanović, Project Manager, Mladi istraživači Srbije, was in charge of the moderation.
One of the key takeaways from the webinar was the necessity to pay more attention to the issues of clean drinking water and sanitation, which has a specific weight in the context of the current pandemic, but otherwise hugely contributes to the sustainable development and all living things on the planet. Webinars such as this one, along with other events, serve to raise awareness among the citizens offering ideas of what each one of us can do to contribute to achieving sustainable development goals.
You can watch a video of the webinar here.
The webinar “Water, Health and Dignity – Sustainable Development Goal 6: CLEAN DRINKING WATER and Better SANITARY CONDITIONS” was organized within the “SDGs for All” Platform supported by the Governments of Switzerland and Germany and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as part of the Public Finance Reform – 2030 Agenda project. The project partners are the Belgrade Open School, the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, the Center for Advanced Economic Studies, the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, the Center for Democracy Foundation and the Timok Youth Center.