71of the world’s population use a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2017)
44.99of the world’s population use a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2017)
60.13of the world’s population have access to a basic handwashing facility (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2017)
55.50296of the world’s household 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)
19.36is the ratio of dollar value added to the volume of water used at the global level (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2018)
16.75of the world’s renewable water resources is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2018)
54is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) at the global level (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020)
58.01of transboundary basin area has an operational arrangement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
At the global level, not enough country data were reported in 2016 to estimate the change in the extent of water-related ecosystems (SDG indicator 6.6.1)
9.3is the global amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received in 2019 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
+Community participation is measured through multiple indicators which are not aggregated into one overall value (SDG 6 indicator 6.b.1, 2019)
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 estimates.
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