Sustainable Development Goal 6, as defined by the United Nations, is dedicated to ensuring clean water and sanitation for all. This global objective is an integral part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, highlighting the critical importance of clean and accessible water resources, as well as proper sanitation facilities, in promoting health, well-being, and socio-economic development across the world. SDG 6 encompasses various targets, including improving water quality, ensuring equitable access to clean water and sanitation, promoting efficient water resource management, and enhancing global cooperation to address water-related challenges.

ILMA University, a prominent educational institution, has shown a strong commitment to advancing Sustainable Development Goal 6. The university acknowledges the significance of this goal in addressing some of the most pressing global challenges related to water resources and sanitation. ILMA University recognizes that achieving SDG 6 requires not only academic understanding but also practical initiatives and community engagement.


Version: ILMA/PM/19-29/ADMN/X75 (Updated in 2022)
Policy Created: July 12, 2019
Policy Reviewed: September 15, 2022

The primary aim of this policy is to ensure that ILMA University operates sustainably by minimizing water consumption while also maintaining a strong commitment to environmental responsibility. This policy serves as a framework for the university to develop comprehensive water management solutions. It also underscores ILMA University's responsibility to contribute to local and regional sustainability by raising awareness about water conservation.

Scope of Policy
This policy encompasses all activities related to water consumption within the university's campus(es). Additionally, it reinforces ILMA University's responsibility to contribute to local and regional sustainability by promoting water conservation awareness.

Policy Statement

Water Conservation

  • Implement water-saving strategies and procedures to consistently reduce water usage.
  • Continuously monitor water usage to identify opportunities for further consumption reduction.
  • Ensure that all students, faculty, and staff at ILMA University are informed and adhering to water conservation policies.
  • Promote and support research and innovation related to water conservation.
  • Conduct regular maintenance of water pipelines to prevent wastage.
  • Organize off-campus water conservation awareness programs and workshops to educate the community.
  • Collaborate with KWSB (Karachi Water & Sewerage Board), Cantonment board, and other relevant authorities in their water conservation initiatives to foster societal sustainability.
  • Integrate water-conserving fixtures, processes, and equipment in new renovations and buildings.
  • Adhere to water conservation standards and policies provided by SBCA (Sindh Building Control Authority), KWSB, National Water Policy, SEPA (Sindh Environmental Protection Agency), and National Conservation Strategy of Pakistan.
  • Continuously monitor and measure water consumption within the campus.
  • Use drought-tolerant plants in garden areas on campus.
  • Display water conservation guidelines near every water outlet.

Water Systems, Treatment, and Reuse
  • Install separate pipelines for sewerage, rainwater, and the main waterline. Ensure that these lines are properly separated at standard distances to prevent water contamination.
  • Utilize PVC pipes to prevent corrosion and bacterial inflow into the water lines.
  • Implement water treatment plants and equipment to treat campus wastewater.
  • Utilize recycled water for plant irrigation both within and around the campus(es). Also, explore off-campus supply of recycled water whenever possible.

Drinking Water
  • Maintain filtration plants to ensure the availability of clean drinking water for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
  • Install cool water dispensers on every floor of the campus.

Water Conservation: The practice of efficiently using water to reduce unnecessary water consumption.

Contamination: The state of having been made impure by exposure to or addition of a poisonous or polluting substance.

Events & Projects

ILMA University is proud to announce its commitment to environmental sustainability through the implementation of state-of-the-art wastewater treatment systems that ensure the responsible use of water resources.

As a part of our ongoing commitment to reducing our environmental footprint, ILMA University has installed advanced water treatment facilities that efficiently process and recycle wastewater. These systems, which are closely monitored and maintained, exemplify our dedication to sustainable practices.

Key highlights of our wastewater management initiatives include:

1. Advanced Water Treatment System: ILMA University’s water treatment system employs cutting-edge technologies to treat wastewater, removing contaminants and pollutants. The system is designed to recycle treated water for various campus needs, reducing the strain on local water resources.

2. Monitoring and Quality Control: Our water treatment processes are meticulously monitored to maintain high standards of water quality.

3. Water Septic Tanks: In addition to our advanced water treatment system, ILMA University also employs water septic tanks as an integral part of our wastewater management infrastructure.

ILMA University’s commitment to responsible water management aligns with our broader sustainability initiatives, striving to create a more eco-friendly campus environment. We believe that through these measures, we are making a positive contribution to conserving local water resources and reducing our impact on the environment.

Water shortage is one of the critical issues Pakistan is facing. Moreover, the situation of melting glaciers due to Climate change is also threatening and leading the country towards further shortage of water. Ilma University is playing its role in contributing to the water conservation initiatives by educating the community to reduce the consumption.

Ilma University had already conducted various on-campus and off-campus educational workshops but this campaign was launched to spread the awareness in underprivileged areas. For this campaign, 3 teams of 6 students each led by 2 faculty members went into the underprivileged areas of Karachi to educate them about water crisis, its impact on society and steps that can be taken to conserve water.

Teams visited mosques and parks of these areas to spread the awareness among the community members. Members visited the selected spots once a week for a month. They communicated to the people in mosques and parks to educate them about the water scarcity and measure that can be taken at individual level to conserve the water and distributed the fliers made in Urdu language.

The University has installed filtered water dispensers throughout its campuses, offering a convenient and eco-friendly hydration solution for students, staff, and visitors.

ILMA University proudly announces its steadfast commitment to responsible water management by rigorously adhering to water conservation standards and policies set forth by esteemed regulatory bodies. In alignment with the guidelines established by the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA), Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB), National Water Policy, Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), and the National Conservation Strategy of Pakistan, ILMA University has taken proactive measures to ensure the prudent use of this invaluable resource.

Our university recognizes the paramount importance of water conservation, especially in regions where water scarcity is a growing concern. By embracing these recognized standards and policies, ILMA University not only contributes to the sustainable utilization of water but also sets a benchmark for responsible water management in the educational sector.

Our commitment extends to the implementation of water-efficient technologies and practices within our campus infrastructure. From water-efficient fixtures to xeriscaping and rainwater harvesting, ILMA University continually seeks innovative ways to minimize water use and reduce its environmental impact.

ILMA University employs water-saving landscaping practices, including the use of drought-tolerant plants, to reduce water usage and promote sustainability.

ILMA University, a pioneer in academic excellence and environmental responsibility, organized a highly informative and impactful free seminar on water management. The event, held on 24th Oct 2022, gathered students, faculty, and the local community, aiming to raise awareness and understanding of responsible water management practices.

Water conservation has become a paramount concern in our ever-changing world. ILMA University, recognizing the urgency of this issue, took the initiative to educate and empower attendees, equipping them with knowledge and tools to promote sustainable water practices. The seminar emphasized the importance of water conservation and the roles individuals, communities, and institutions play in securing a sustainable future

ILMA University’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond the classroom, and the university recognizes its role in nurturing responsible environmental stewardship. The free seminar on good water management underscores our dedication to providing educational opportunities that make a real-world impact.