BRICS Consortium: Toward Implementing Sustainable Development Goal 6

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Partnerships for the Goals. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
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Water security is a holistic framework accounting for the intersections that rely on water and impact freshwater availability, quality, and quantity. UN-Water (2013) incorporates four main elements: drinking water and human well-being, ecosystems, water-related hazards and climate change, and economic activities and development.

Geography, economics, and demographics, all play a role in domestic and international politics. These dimensions are relevant to geopolitics, which aims to analyze both these geographical settings and political processes and how the two interact and influence the other (Cohen 2003).

Partnerships are the core of SDG 17. The United Nations (UN) associate’s partnerships as voluntary can be between both public and nonpublic entities working toward a shared common goal (2013). Most importantly, partnerships entail shared risks and benefits in a collaborative environment.