Monitoring SDG6 on water and sanitation

Indicator 6.5.1 “Degree of integrated water resources management implementation (0-100)”

Target 6.5 aims to implement integrated water resources management at all levels – this page explains why and how to monitor progress towards this target, and what resources that are available for countries to do so.

The indicator at a glance

Indicator 6.5.1 tracks the degree of integrated water resources management (IWRM) implementation, by assessing the four key components of IWRM:

  • Enabling environment
  • Institutions and participation
  • Management instruments
  • Financing

It takes into account the various users and uses of water, with the aim of promoting positive social, economic and environmental impacts at all levels, including the transboundary level, where appropriate.

Data on 6.5.1 is collected through a questionnaire and responses are consolidated through consultations between relevant stakeholders, such as national and subnational line ministries and institutions involved in water resources management and other stakeholders such as NGOs, academia and business.

Available support 2019-2022

UNEP is the custodian of indicator 6.5.1. For any inquiries about available support, please contact their helpdesk.

Guidance on data collection and reporting

Online support

Face-to-face support

  • National workshops in selected countries

Data and progress reporting