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Brunei Daurssalam

Progress on achieving SDG 6

2020 Voluntary National Review

Brunei Darussalam reported that 100% of the population has access to clean and safe drinking water, 93% of the population has access to sanitation, and that wastewater treatment service is provided at no cost to the public. 

In addition, Brunei Darussalam reported to have three strategies in place to address the issue of high-water consumption: 1. Integrated planning and development, which aims to create a data sharing platform; 2. Adoption of alternative funding mechanisms, to reduce dependency on government funds and increase financial robustness for effective implementation of water projects; and 3. a water balance that includes addressing non-revenue water, reviewing water tariffs, and strengthening water conservation awareness and enforcement. Additionally, in order to enhance water security for the future, the government plans to update the forecasted water demand through a feasibility study in the supply of transboundary water from the Temburong District (the least populated of district) to Brunei-Muara District (the most heavily populated district).   

However, the country mentioned facing challenges in the areas of wastewater, river water quality, water security, and water resource management.  Brunei Darussalam further stated that the government, in alignment with the 2030 Agenda, will continue to maintain 100% access to clean and safe drinking water as well as improve access to sanitation from 93% to 97% by 2035, while also intensifying efforts to ensure that these are achieved in a sustainable manner. 

Read the full report here: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/26410VNR_2020_Brunei_Report.pdf 

 

*The information reflected on this page has been taken directly from the official VNR received from this Member State. The information does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations.

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