MONET 2030: Drinking water use


SDG 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Excerpt from Swiss target 6.4: Water supply and appropriate residual flows are ensured […]. Greater cooperation between spatial planning and water protection as well as raising awareness on importance of moderate water consumption are key elements.

Significance of the indicator
The indicator shows the daily consumption of drinking water in litres per person. It covers the consumption of households, small enterprises, industry and commerce, public services and fountains as well as self-consumption of suppliers and losses A reduction in water consumption, therefore, is a step towards sustainable development.

Help for interpretation
Figures on self-supply of households, commerce, industry and agriculture are not recorded regularly and are not considered in this indicator. 

International comparability
It is difficult to obtain an international comparison for this indicator. The definitions and methods of estimation used can vary widely from country to country.


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Methodology

The indicator shows the daily consumption of drinking water in litres per person. Drinking water consumption by households, commerce and industry is recorded by the Swiss Gas and Water Industry Association (SVGW). The basic data currently derive from around 648 public water supplies; after collection they are extrapolated to the whole of Switzerland.

Figures on self-supply of households, commerce, industry and agriculture are not recorded regularly and are not considered in this indicator.

Targets

Excerpt from Swiss target 6.4: Water supply and appropriate residual flows are ensured […]. Greater cooperation between spatial planning and water protection as well as raising awareness on importance of moderate water consumption are key elements.

International target 6.4: By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity.

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CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland

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