Impact Rankings 2022: clean water and sanitation

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We use carefully calibrated indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparison across four broad areas: research, stewardship, outreach and teaching

This table on SDG 6 – clean water and sanitation measures universities’ research related to water, their water usage and their commitment to ensuring good water management in the wider community.

The list includes 634 institutions from 82 countries/regions.

View the methodology for Impact Rankings 2022: clean water and sanitation (SDG 6)

Institutions in Sydney lead the table with Australia’s Western Sydney University in the number one spot, followed by the University of Technology Sydney at number two.

Canada, Egypt, India, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the UK and the US also feature in the top 10.

The UK is the most-represented nation in the top 100 with 13 institutions, followed by Australia with 12.

The Impact Rankings are inherently dynamic: they are growingly rapidly each year as many more universities seek to demonstrate their commitment to delivering the SDGs by joining our database; and they allow institutions to demonstrate rapid improvement year-on-year, by introducing clear new policies, for example, or by providing clearer and more open evidence of their progress. Therefore, we expect and welcome regular change in the ranked order of institutions (and we discourage year-on-year comparisons) as universities continue to drive this urgent agenda.

View the full results of the overall Impact Rankings 2022

Read our analysis of the Impact Rankings 2022 results

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