Indicator 48. [Indicator on water resource management] – to be developed

Rationale and definition:

The Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approach aims to coordinate the development and management of water, land, and related resources to maximize equitable economic and social welfare.1 IWRM is a crucial component of broader water resources management, which also includes the protection of water- related ecosystems, water use efficiency, and water scarcity (covered across our framework). IWRM policies and plans should be implemented nationally, regionally, and through transboundary cooperation and across sectors as appropriate.



Comments limitations:

The Global Expanded Monitoring Initiative (GEMI) co-led by WHO, UNEP and UN- Habitat is currently working to develop this indicator.

Preliminary assessment of current data availability by Friends of the Chair:


Primary data source:

Administrative data/TBD.

Potential lead agency or agencies:

WHO, UNEP and UN-Habitat.