SDG Indicator 6.4.2 - Level of water stress

This course presents tools, methods and processes to monitor and report on Indicator 6.4.2 within Goal 6 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.


SDG6: Clean water and sanitation
SDG17: Partnerships for the goals
Level of water stress
Environment and multi-domain statistics
2030 Agenda
data collection
SDG Indicator 6.4.2
SDG indicators

This course provides tools, methods and processes to support countries in monitoring and reporting on SDG Indicator 6.4.2 "Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal in percentage of available freshwater resources".

The course consists of 3 lessons, ranging from approximately 35 to 60 minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1 Introduction to SDG 6 and Target 6.4
  • Lesson 2 Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as percentage of available freshwater resources
  • Lesson 3 Step-by-step data collection and computation

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Target Audience

This course is primarily intended for professionals who play a role in the data collection, analysis and reporting on SDG Indicator 6.4.2, as well as for people with an interest in the process. They include policy-makers, water specialists, statistical officers and environmental specialists from national institutions, NGOs, regional and international organizations, academia/ researchers and donor community.

Learning Objectives

You will learn about:

  • Meaning and importance of the indicator 6.4.2
  • Composition of the indicator and its variables
  • Indicator’s use for policy development
  • Data disaggregation and corresponding data requirements
  • Processes of collecting data, computing and reporting
  • Mechanisms to ensure quality of the data collection process and its outcome
  • Implementation of the monitoring process at national level