Percentage of receiving water bodies with ambient water quality not presenting risk to the environment or human health ( CBB )

This indicator is proposed as an indicator for Sustainable Development Target 06.3 By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.

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Data as well as Stockholm Convention: (i) (Global Monitoring Plan, which also collects data on POPs in air, human milk, blood, and water).

GEMS/Water (Indicator under the BIP) and Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (partly).
Countries covered: 183 Parties of the Basel Convention, 154 Parties to the Rotterdam
Convention and 179 countries to the Stockholm Convention


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