SDG 6 · Indicator

Scarce water consumption embodied in imports

m³/capita


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Description

Water scarcity is measured as water consumption weighted by scarcity indices. In order to incorporate water scarcity into the virtual water flow calculus, a new satellite account was constructed where 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. The Water Scarcity Index was used for converting total water use into scarce water use.

Long-Term Objective

Average of best performers

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 0.

Reference

Lenzen et al. (2013)

Scarce water consumption embodied in imports

m³/capita
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Bangladesh

Brazil

China

India

Indonesia

Mexico

Nigeria

Pakistan

Russian Federation

United States

Source: Lenzen et al. (2013)

Scarce water consumption embodied in imports