The advantages of having access to a better drinking water source can only be fully appreciated when there is also access to a better sanitation system and adherence to appropriate hygiene practices. Access to water, sanitation, and hygiene, sometimes known as WASH, has significant wider socio-economic effects, especially for women and girls.
Millions of underdeveloped communities in developing nations like Bangladesh can benefit from improved sanitation, hygiene awareness, and access to clean water. Despite the accessibility of contemporary resources, the understanding of rural communities regarding access to clean water, proper sanitation, and health risks is still surprisingly low.
Due to a lack of community involvement and poor levels of motivation, awareness, and hygiene education among community members, rural water supply and sanitation coverage are severely underdeveloped in Bangladesh.
In order to attain SDG 6: clean water and sanitation for all, it is crucial to provide better water and sanitation infrastructure and prohibit open defecation practices. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and development partners, such as UN agencies and numerous bilateral and multilateral donors, are actively working to achieve SDG goal by enhancing access to water and sanitation for underprivileged communities in Bangladesh.