Clean Water & Sanitation
The availability of clean water is paramount for the survival of any society and its economy. The link between agriculture, water access and poverty eradication is quite undeniable thus necessitating solutions that ensure sustainable development in the water sector. Sustainable strategies for ensuring a supply of clean water include increasing investment in sustainable water infrastructure (from small scale to large scale), provision of technologies to augment the water supply as well as guaranteeing water and land rights for poor smallholder farmers.
There is a need for large sustained investments in agriculture. As the global population grows the need for sustainable and renewable food sources increases proportionately. Food security and sustainable agricultural practices will move communities toward the goal of zero hunger, improve access to local markets for farmers, ensure soil quality, and improve the ecosystem for future generations.
Sustainable Communities and Urban Development
Without sustainable development, high-populated areas will become more expensive and more difficult to maintain. The current sources used to build cities are being depleted and the fossil fuels used to power cities have a negative impact on the environment. As the global population increases, cities and urban areas will need to expand to accommodate the growth rate. Sustainable development can design and build cities that are more easily maintained in the future using materials that are sourced locally. Sustainable cities include green spaces, sustainable transport systems, and infrastructures that are beneficial to the environment indefinitely.