DOI :10.26650/B/SS10.2024.013.009   IUP :10.26650/B/SS10.2024.013.009    Full Text (PDF)

A Detailed Analysis of SDG 6 and Türki̇ye

Özlem Yorulmaz

One of the most basic human needs is access to clean water and sanitation. The availability of adequate drinking water is essential for societies’ health, economic development, and social welfare. However, decreasing water resources due to urbanization, pollution, climate change, and insufficient investment in this regard threaten water resources. For this reason, the water issue has been moved to the top of the world agenda and became part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 6) in 2015. The EIA (2020) report highlights that the most critical environmental problem in Türkiye is water pollution. In this chapter, access to clean water and sanitation in Türkiye between 2000-2020 was evaluated with Boxplots compared to OECD countries. In the next stage, the relationship between SDG 6 and poverty, education, health, and gender inequality indicators for OECD countries was investigated. Based on these indicators, OECD countries were divided into clusters, and it was investigated whether there was a difference between these clusters in terms of SDG 6.



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