The Post 2015 Water Thematic Consultation Report
13 May 2013
At the United Nations Millennium Summit, in September 2000, world leaders adopted the Millennium Declaration,
including a vision for development and the eradication of poverty. That vision was taken forward and became known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Under the goal of ensuring environmental sustainability, a target
was established to halve by 2015 the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. Universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is a development imperative.