8. Access to water and sanitation

UN SDGs - targets Local actions
Combat communicable diseases
We will combat AIDS, COVID-19, tuberculosis, hepatitis B and other diseases. We will do this by improving hygiene and sanitation in dwellings and at work places in cooperation with the Government of Greenland, Nukissiorfiit, the police and other authorities.
Achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
We will work to ensure that citizens have access to clean water through different solutions based on the specific conditions of each individual town and settlement and in the open country.
Achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all
We will work to develop an Arctic toilet solution for towns, settlements and in the open country where toilets must be installed and where a sewer system will not be established.
Improve water quality by reducing pollution, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse
We will work on preparing an environmental plan (recipient plan) together with the Government of Greenland, to
strengthen water quality. Through waste planning and, in turn, environmental impact, we will contribute to improving water quality by reducing pollution, putting a stop to dumping and minimising the emission of harmful chemicals and materials
Substantially increase water-use efficiency and ensure sustainable supply of freshwater
We will work with Nukissiortiit to secure water supply without water loss and secure supply of freshwater.
Through collaborations and information campaigns, we will inform citizens about how to save water.
Protect and restore water-related ecosystems
Through operation and maintenance plans, we will protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountain areas, wetlands, rivers, lakes and sources of drinking water.
Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
We will develop models for Arctic toilets; develop water supply adapted to towns, settlements and places that need other solutions than those used in major towns; and support and boost the local communities’ involvement in improving water and sanitation management.