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?

Photo credit: Tim J Keegan, Creative Commons Attribution

Photo credit: Tim J Keegan, Creative Commons Attribution

Some water-stressed cities pipe freshwater from distant sources to cover the needs of people and the economy

Some water-stressed cities pipe freshwater from distant sources to cover the needs of people and the economy

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.