Understanding water supply sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) in the context of sustainable development and sustainable development goal six : a case study of the role of the European Union as an actor in the development of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) WaSH sector
Thesis DisciplineEuropean Studies
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of European Union Studies
Water is central to our ability to lead a life of quality. We require it for most day to day activities, using it for domestic purposes and consumption, growing crops, even recreational activities. Consider now, what impact foregoing access to water, and the services associated with it would have on your life. For many in Papua New Guinea (PNG) this is a reality. With this in mind, this thesis endeavours to answer the question; ‘In looking at the implications of a lack of WaSH services on the quality of life experienced (as related to health and poverty) in PNG, how has the relationship between the EU and PNG worked to create and enact on policy that addresses these issues in light of the establishment of sustainable development through the SDGs (for further details see Appendix I).’
In using PNG as a case study we intend to show that WaSH has a considerable effect on the quality of life we are able to experience, and that finding solutions to the issues related to WaSH will no doubt lead to improvements to the quality of life experienced by the people of PNG.