Water use

Water is used at all stages of the production cycle in the oil and gas sector (from exploration drilling to refining crude into finished products and its delivery to consumers). At the same time, people, animals, and vegetation also require water, which illustrates the social significance of sustainable water use. Access to clean drinking water is a fundamental human right.

6 Clean water and sanitation

Target 6.3.

By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.

Target 6.4.

By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity.

Target 6.5.

By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate.