This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from Jamaica statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Jamaican statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Jamaican-specific metadata information.

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality

Indicator number


Target name

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

Target number


Global indicator description

Proportion of water bodies (area) in a country with good ambient water quality compared to all water bodies in the country. “Good” indicates an ambient water quality that does not damage ecosystem function and human health according to core ambient water quality indicators.

UN designated tier


UN custodian agency

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (GEMS/Water)

Link to UN metadata United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Metadata (PDF 4.0 MB) opens in a new window
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