Goal : Universal use/practice of improved water supply, sanitation and hygiene, set within an overall Sustainable Development Goal on Water
Targets and Indicators: The following four targets were proposed by an inclusive an extensive process led by the WHO / UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme during 2012:
Target 1: By 2025 no one practices open defecation, and inequalities in the practice of open defecation have been progressively eliminated.
Target 2: By 2030 everyone uses a basic drinking water supply and handwashing facilities when at home, all schools and health centres provide all users with basic drinking water supply and adequate sanitation, handwashing facilities and menstrual hygiene facilities, and inequalities in access to each of these services have been progressively eliminated.
Target 3: By 2040, everyone uses adequate sanitation when at home, the proportion of the population not using an intermediate drinking water supply service at home has been reduced by half, the excreta from at least half of schools, health centres and households with adequate sanitation are safely managed, and inequalities in access to each of these services have been progressively reduced.
Target 4: All drinking water supply, sanitation and hygiene services are delivered in a progressively affordable, accountable, and financially and environmentally sustainable manner.
The targets are undergoing further consultation and refinement during 2013. These proposals on WASH will need to be consolidated with proposals that are under development for water resources management and wastewater management.
Detailed indicators have also been proposed, available at