Prince Talal International Prize subject for the year 2019 is the sixth goal of the SDGs 2030
“Ensure access to water and sanitation for all”
Nomination for the 2019 Prince Talal International Prize is open to development actors worldwide. Projects implemented in the developing countries to best contribute to the achievement of one or more of the targets of the above-mentioned subject are eligible to compete for the Prize. These should be implemented by:
• The UN, international and regional organizations
• National NGOs.
• Ministries and public institutions or social business enterprises.
Targets of the sixth goal of Sustainable Development Goals
6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
6.2 By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
6.3 By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
6.4 By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity
6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate
6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes
6.A By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies
6.B Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management