SDG 6 · Indicator

Scarce water consumption embodied in imports

m3 H2O eq/capita

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SDG achieved

Challenges remain

Significant challenges remain

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Water scarcity is measured as water consumption weighted by scarcity indices. In order to incorporate water scarcity into the virtual water flow calculus, water use entries are weighted so that they reflect the scarcity of the water being used. The weight used is a measure of water withdrawals as a percentage of the existing local renewable freshwater resources.

Long-Term Objective

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of .



Scarce water consumption embodied in imports