Achieving Water, Sanitation SDG Will Require Investment in Science and Technology

23 Jan 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ZARAGOZA, Spain
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Countries will have to invest in science and technology if they are to meet the proposed Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on water and sanitation by the 2030 deadline, delegates heard during the UN-Water conference in Zaragoza, Spain this week.However, technology cannot solve all the problems in the water and sanitation sector; corruption, bad governance, poor pay for water facility operators and technicians, broken infrastructure and limited finances will all hinder any advancements made by implementing new technologies, conference speakers warned.“There is a lack of scientific and technical knowledge as well as a lack of spread of [existing] knowledge,” according to Joakim Harlin, a senior water resources adviser at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and coordinator of the UN-Water working group on SDGs...

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