Prospects of innovative development of water supply and sewerage en-terprises as one of the Sustainable Development Goals

Keywords: centralized water supply and drainage, quality and affordable drinking water, water efficiency, water intensity of GDP, SDG 6


The article points to the need for innovative development of water supply and sewerage due to the content of the sixth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 6), established by the UN General Assembly – affordable clean water and proper sanitation for all inhabitants of the planet. Sustainable development as a holistic set of guidelines and directions for developing national development programs allows building a strategy for the country's development under the generally accepted needs of humanity. The issue of access to water resources is relevant for Ukraine, especially in insufficient funding for water supply and sewerage in recent decades. The authors analyzed the current state of water supply and sewerage in Ukraine to meet the objectives and achievements of SDG 6. In particular, following the first task – the market of drinking water supply, availability and quality of drinking water for residents of settlements of the country, including according to the type of settlement and region. The technical condition of water supply networks is analyzed, the issue of uncontrolled water losses due to the unauthorized abstraction of drinking water from centralized networks and leaks is studied, the technical condition of centralized drainage networks under tasks 2 and 3 of SDG 6. The issues of water use efficiency, in particular, the water intensity of Ukraine's GDP and the importance and expediency of implementing integrated water resources management systems, have been studied. This analysis aimed to identify the main reasons that hinder the innovative development of water supply and sewerage, highlighting the main problems in the field of water supply and sewerage. The authors have developed recommendations and a set of measures to correct negative trends in the field of water supply and solve problems that meet the Sustainable Development Goals.


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How to Cite
Suhak, T., & Chimyshenko, S. (2021). Prospects of innovative development of water supply and sewerage en-terprises as one of the Sustainable Development Goals. Herald of Kyiv Institute of Business and Technology, 48(2), 31-38.