Monitoring water use efficiency (indicator 6.4.1)

6.4.1 Change in water use efficiency over time

Target 6.4 aims to increase water-use efficiency across all sectors - 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?

Drip irrigation in Nicaragua. Photo credit: Neil Palmer CIAT, Creative Commons Attribution

Drip irrigation in Nicaragua. Photo credit: Neil Palmer CIAT, Creative Commons Attribution

Freshwater is used by all sectors of society, with the biggest user of them all being agriculture

Freshwater is used by all sectors of society, with the biggest user of them all being agriculture

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.

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