6
Clean Water and Sanitation
Sustainable Development Goal

6 Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Globally, over 80 % of wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused. In addition, around 40 % of the world’s population doesn’t have enough water to sustain its needs.

ISO has many standards for water management, spanning a variety of areas from wastewater and sewerage networks, to water reuse, efficient irrigation, water footprint monitoring, and service activities relating to drinking water supply systems. We also develop standards – such as ISO 24518 – to help communities manage their drinking water and wastewater services in the event of a crisis of water utilities.

The recently published ISO 24521 gives practical guidance on the management and maintenance of basic on-site domestic wastewater services. It offers advice on training users and operators, evaluating risks and designing and building basic on-site domestic wastewater systems, making use of alternative technologies that can be set up using local resources.

ISO is also expanding into new areas such as technology for next-generation toilets that can operate off-grid, outside the sewer network, in regions where there is no access to reliable water and wastewater systems. Standards in this field include the upcoming ISO 30500Non-sewered sanitation systems – Prefabricated integration treatment units – General safety and performance requirements for design and testing.

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    ISO and water
    ISO’s solutions for addressing vital global water challenges are the subject of this brochure.

49 standards contributing to SDG 6

Standard and/or project Sector TC
IWA 28:2018
Faecal sludge treatment units -- Energy independent, prefabricated, community-scale resource-recovery units -- Safety and performance
ISO/TMBG
ISO 5667-1:2006
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 1: Guidance on the design of sampling programmes and sampling techniques
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-3:2018
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 3: Preservation and handling of water samples
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-4:2016
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 4: Guidance on sampling from lakes, natural and man-made
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-5:2006
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 5: Guidance on sampling of drinking water from treatment works and piped distribution systems
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-6:2014
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 6: Guidance on sampling of rivers and streams
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-9:1992
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 9: Guidance on sampling from marine waters
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-10:1992
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 10: Guidance on sampling of waste waters
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-11:2009
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 11: Guidance on sampling of groundwaters
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-12:2017
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 12: Guidance on sampling of bottom sediments from rivers, lakes and estuarine areas
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-13:2011
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 13: Guidance on sampling of sludges
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-14:2014
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 14: Guidance on quality assurance and quality control of environmental water sampling and handling
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-16:2017
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 16: Guidance on biotesting of samples
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-21:2010
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 21: Guidance on sampling of drinking water distributed by tankers or means other than distribution pipes
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-22:2010
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 22: Guidance on the design and installation of groundwater monitoring points
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-23:2011
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 23: Guidance on passive sampling in surface waters
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-24:2016
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 24: Guidance on the auditing of water quality sampling
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 8245:1999
Water quality -- Guidelines for the determination of total organic carbon (TOC) and dissolved organic carbon (DOC)
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 2
ISO 14001:2015
Environmental management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 1
ISO 14046:2014
Environmental management -- Water footprint -- Principles, requirements and guidelines
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 5
ISO 14442:2006
Water quality -- Guidelines for algal growth inhibition tests with poorly soluble materials, volatile compounds, metals and waste water
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 5
ISO 15089:2000
Water quality -- Guidelines for selective immunoassays for the determination of plant treatment and pesticide agents
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 2
ISO 16075-1:2015
Guidelines for treated wastewater use for irrigation projects -- Part 1: The basis of a reuse project for irrigation
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO 19160-1:2015
Addressing -- Part 1: Conceptual model
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 211
ISO/DIS 19698 [Under development]
Sludge recovery, recycling, treatment and disposal -- Beneficial use of biosolids -- Land applications
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 275
ISO 19867-1:2018
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Harmonized laboratory test protocols -- Part 1: Standard test sequence for emissions and performance, safety and durability
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/TR 19867-3:2018
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Harmonized laboratory test protocols -- Part 3: Voluntary performance targets for cookstoves based on laboratory testing
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/DIS 19869 [Under development]
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Guidance on field testing methods for cookstoves
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/NP TR 19915 [Under development]
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Guidelines for social impact assessment
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO 20121:2012
Event sustainability management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
ISO/TMBG
ISO 20760-2:2017
Water reuse in urban areas -- Guidelines for centralized water reuse system -- Part 2: Management of a centralized water reuse system
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 2
ISO/TR 21276:2018
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Vocabulary
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO 22301:2012
Societal security -- Business continuity management systems -- Requirements
Security, safety and risk ISO/TC 292
ISO 24510:2007
Activities relating to drinking water and wastewater services -- Guidelines for the assessment and for the improvement of the service to users
Services ISO/TC 224
ISO 24511:2007
Activities relating to drinking water and wastewater services -- Guidelines for the management of wastewater utilities and for the assessment of wastewater services
Services ISO/TC 224
ISO 24512:2007
Activities relating to drinking water and wastewater services -- Guidelines for the management of drinking water utilities and for the assessment of drinking water services
Services ISO/TC 224
ISO 24518:2015
Activities relating to drinking water and wastewater services -- Crisis management of water utilities
Services ISO/TC 224
ISO 24521:2016
Activities relating to drinking water and wastewater services -- Guidelines for the management of basic on-site domestic wastewater services
Services ISO/TC 224
ISO 30500:2018
Non-sewered sanitation systems -- Prefabricated integrated treatment units -- General safety and performance requirements for design and testing
Sustainability and environment ISO/PC 305
ISO/CD 31800 [Under development]
Community scale resource oriented sanitation treatment systems
Services ISO/PC 318
ISO 37101:2016
Sustainable development in communities -- Management system for sustainable development -- Requirements with guidance for use
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO 37120:2018
Sustainable cities and communities -- Indicators for city services and quality of life
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO/DIS 37122 [Under development]
Sustainable cities and communities -- Indicators for smart cities
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO/DIS 37123 [Under development]
Sustainable cities and communities -- Indicators for resilient cities
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO 55000:2014
Asset management -- Overview, principles and terminology
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251
ISO 55001:2014
Asset management -- Management systems -- Requirements
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251
ISO 55002:2018
Asset management -- Management systems -- Guidelines for the application of ISO 55001
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251
ISO/AWI TS 55010 [Under development]
Guidance on alignment of asset management, finance and accounting
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251
ISO/CD 55011 [Under development]
Guidance on the development of government asset management policy
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251