Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

goal 6 clean water

The sixth Sustainable Development Goal is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.


1 module has intended learning outcomes directly relating to this goal, and 152 students have the opportunity to choose these modules.


49 articles relating to this goal were published in Scopus between 2018 and 2022, and 773 articles were 'cited by' in Scopus.

What we’re doing


The University attaches the greatest importance to the health, safety and welfare of staff, students, contractors and visitors and as such ensures that operational practices are compliant and non-notional, this includes the University Water Safety Plan.


Students on the (GY3435) Water Quality Processes and Management module in Geography learn how to monitor and control water quality, identifying water pollution and understand the different standards for ecological quality of water in different areas.


Researchers from the University in the journal Science of the Total Environment called for urgent improvements to water quality in many rivers and streams finding that despite some claims to the contrary, water quality is ‘unacceptably poor’ in multiple areas across the UK.

Read the University of Leicester article about water quality.

Courses/modules relating to the goal

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