The indicator at a glanceIndicator 6.4.2 tracks how much freshwater that is being withdrawn by all economic activities, compared to the total renewable freshwater resources available. It also takes into account environmental flow requirements.
Data can be disaggregated geographically (water basin), by source (surface water/groundwater) and by economic activity.
Data on water withdrawals and total water resources available are commonly collected by national line ministries and institutions (e.g. for Water, Agriculture and Environment) and the National Statistical Office.
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Guidance on data collection and reporting
- Monitoring methodology, methodology for incorporating environmental flows
- Data collection process and timeline
- National workshops in selected countries
- Regional workshops
Data and progress reporting