Country data

Data Sources

The primary data sources of this data portal are the two global IWRM surveys (years 2007 and 2011) containing self-reported country survey data assessing the progress and outcomes of the application of integrated approaches to the development, management and use of water resources. Read more about the surveys below.

In addition data from the global IWRM surveys, IWRM Data Portal contains a comprehensive database of national IWRM policies, plans, roadmaps and related resources. All data and resources can be searched by country and are updated on ongoing basis.

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Global IWRM Status Surveys


  • The Report illustrates progress made on meeting the target to ‘Develop integrated water resources management and water efficiency plans by 2005, with support to developing countries, through actions at all levels’ agreed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg in 2002, through the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPoI).

    The Report is based on findings from a survey covering 104 countries. The survey brings together the results of questionnaires by UN-DESA DSD and UNEP carried out in 2007.
    Published by UN-Water in 2008 2008 report thumbnail

  • The 2012 report followed the earlier UN-Water report (above), which was presented at the 16th session of the CSD in 2008. The 2008 report (based on survey data from 2007) primarily took stock of the development and implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management and Water Efficiency Plans, as required in the 2002 Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPoI). The 2008 report was more extensive, covering more countries and addressing the development, management and uses of water resources, as well as the possible outcomes and impacts of integrated approaches. It is based on a 2011 UN-Water survey sent to the governments of all UN member states.

    The final report contains analysis of data from a questionnaire-based global survey assessing the progress and outcomes of the application of integrated approaches to the development, management and use of water resources. A total of 133 countries responded to the survey. The global questionnaire was complemented by an interview-based survey in 30 representative countries
    Published by UN-Water in 2012 2012 report thumbnail

  • Data collection and reporting on SDG Indicator 6.5.1 on the Degree of Implementation of IWRM in countries will take place throughout 2017 (the reporting baseline). Final global status report will be published in 2018.