Topic outline

  • 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".


      • System Requirements

        The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox.

        The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

        • 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.

          • 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.

            • Course structure

              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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