2030 SDGs

Global Reporting on SDG Indicator 6.5.1

SDG indicator 6.5.1 is the “Degree of integrated water resources management (IWRM) implementation”. It is used to track country progress towards SDG Target 6.5: “By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate”. 

UNEP is the custodian agency for indicator 6.5.1, with UNEP-DHI responsible for supporting countries to monitor and report, including through the SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme. 

In the global baseline year of 2017, 172 countries reported an average IWRM implementation of 49/100, with scores ranging from 10 to 100. The main message can be distilled into two words: accelerate progress

The second round of country reporting took place in 2020, with more than 150 countries participating. 

Key outputs: 


The UNEP-DHI Centre is implementing the global reporting exercise for UNEP, in partnership with GWP. The initiative is part of the UN-Water Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG-6 (IMI-SDG6).

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