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
At the global level, not enough country data were reported in 2015 to estimate the proportion of safely treated wastewater (SDG indicator 6.3.1)
At the global level, not enough country data were reported in 2017 to estimate the proportion of water bodies with a good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2)
At the global level, not enough country data were reported in 2015 to estimate the value added from the use of water by people and the economy (SDG indicator 6.4.1 on water-use efficiency)
At the global level, not enough country data were reported in 2017 to estimate how much of the world’s renewable water resources that are being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2 on level of water stress)
49is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) at the global level (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2017) based on reporting from 172 countries
59.02of transboundary basin area has an operational arrangement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2017), based on reporting from 61 countries
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)
8.8is the global amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursed in 2017 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
+Stakeholder participation is measured through multiple indicators which are not aggregated into one overall value (SDG 6 indicator 6.b.1)
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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