ABOUT THIS SECTOR
The Millennium Development Goal on sustainable access to drinking water was reached in 2010. The objective of ensuring that 88% of the world’s population has a reliable supply of safe water was even slightly exceeded. The EU contributed prominently to this achievement.
However, water sector needs to be considered in a wider and diversified way, taking into consideration links with other sectors and its strategic role in maintaining peace and political stability in the context of cross-border cooperation.