Sustainable development goal 6: two gaps in the race for indicators

@article{Guppy2019SustainableDG,
  title={Sustainable development goal 6: two gaps in the race for indicators},
  author={Lisa Guppy and Praem Mehta and Manzoor Qadir},
  journal={Sustainability Science},
  year={2019},
  volume={14},
  pages={501-513}
}
Monitoring national-level progress of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 through internationally agreed indicators has been the focus of intense scrutiny and considerable resourcing by international organisations and national governments, suggesting a ‘race for indicators’ has begun. However, in the eyes of many water experts, SDG 6 indicators are far from perfect. It is important to systematically identify and prioritise the gaps and weaknesses in the SDG 6 indicator framework to address… 

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