This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Water exploitation index
|Unit of measurement||
The Water Exploitation Index (WEI) presented here shows the annual total fresh water abstraction in a country as a percentage of its long term annual average available water from renewable fresh water resources. This includes water removed from any fresh water source, either permanently or temporarily, as well as mine and drainage water and water abstractions from precipitation. Water used for hydroelectricity generation (in situ use) is excluded.
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||2020-10-16: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|
|Metadata last updated||2020-10-16: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|