Monitoring water stress (indicator 6.4.2)
6.4.2 Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources
Target 6.4 seeks to ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity - this page explains how to monitor progress towards this target, and which resources that are available for countries to do so
What and why?
How to progressively monitor?
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), on behalf of UN-Water, compiles country data at the global level and supports countries in their monitoring efforts.
Flexible methodologies allow countries to start monitoring at a level in line with their national capacity and available resources
Disaggregation is essential to make data as useful as possible, and to make sure that no one is left behind
The Integrated Monitoring Guide seeks to support countries in monitoring SDG 6, building on what already exist in the country and from there advance progressively
In 2017, the methodologies will be implemented on a global scale, to enable the establishment of a global baseline in 2018.
Some 20 Member States and many other stakeholders met in Geneva, Swizterland on 29-30 January 2015 to discuss options for SDG 6 indicators and monitoring mechanisms