Henk Ovink: Water: Connecting the SDGs

10th August 2020
Author: Henk Ovink

Water is a connecting issue that cuts across the whole 2030 agenda and is fundamental to achieving the SDGs. Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, explains how through a deeper understanding of the inter-dependencies and complexities of these intersections, we can leverage water for real sustainable development.

Speaking on water in relation to COVID-19, Henk added:

“Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) are not only the first line of defence, they are also the best step for sustainable recovery. Water scarcity is a global problem that needs collective action. Now is the time!”


10th August 2020


Continent: Global