Ratings provide a visual representation of a country’s performance on the indicator.
Significant challenges remain
Major challenges remain
Scarce water use is measured as water consumption weighted by scarcity indices. In order to incorporate water scarcity into the virtual water flow calculus, 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 long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 100.
UNEP (2022). SCP-HAT database v2.0. http://scp-hat.lifecycleinitiative.org/methods/. UN Life Cycle Initiative, UN One Planet Network, UN International Resource Panel. Paris