74.266034170312of the world’s population uses a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2020)
53.950146302681of the world’s population uses a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2020)
70.739609017098of the world’s population has a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2020)
55.50296of the world’s domestic wastewater is safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
71.9of the world’s monitored water bodies has good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2020)
19.40491is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy at the global level (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2019)
18.55of the world’s renewable water resources is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
54is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) at the global level (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020)
58.01of the world’s transboundary basin areas has an operational arrangement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
21of the world’s water basins is experiencing rapid changes in the area covered by surface waters (SDG 6 indicator 6.6.1, 2020)
8.7is the global amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received in 2020 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
+is the global average number of sub-sectors (out of 6) with a high level of participation by communities (SDG indicator 6.b.1, 2021)
There are 11 global indicators to track progress towards SDG 6. The global estimates are based on country data, compiled and verified by the United Nations agencies responsible, sometimes complemented by data from other sources. For some indicators, there are not enough country data available to make a global estimate.
The UN-Water SDG 6 Data Portal brings all the UN’s water and sanitation information into one place.
Hydrological, environmental, social and economic information from all countries (and areas) and regions is integrated and presented in a range of infographics.
Designed for decision-makers, policy advisors, technical professionals, researchers and students, there are tools to help you visualize and analyse the information, giving you a clear picture of how the world is progressing towards the various SDG 6 targets.
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