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Table 1 Global water security index definition and data sources

From: State level water security indices in Mexico

Criterion for water security Indicators Spatial and temporal scales Definition and data sources
Availability WSI Spatial resolution: 0.5°; median monthly values for 2010 WSI is defined as the relation between the total water withdrawal and availability. Source: [11]
Drought indicator (DI) Spatial resolution: 0.5°; annual values for 2012 DI is calculated using hydrological model PCR-GLOBWB. Source: [12]
Groundwater depletion Spatial resolution: 0.5°; annual values for 2010 Depletion is calculated using hydrological model PCR-GLOBWB. Source: [13]
Accessibility to services Access to sanitation Country-scale data for 2014 Percentage of the population with access to sanitation.
Source: [14]
Access to drinking water Country-scale data for 2014 Percentage of the population with access to drinking water. Source: [14]
Safety and quality Water quality index Country-scale data for 2012 Includes 4 water quality parameters.
Source: [15]
Flood frequency index Country scale data for 1985–2003 Flood frequency.
Source: [16]
Management World governance index Country-scale data for 2010 Includes voice and accountability, political stability and absence of violence, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law, and control of corruption.
Source: [17]
Transboundary legal framework Basin-scale data for 2015 Range of treaties per transboundary basin and their associated risks of conflict.
Source: [18]
Transboundary hydropolitical tension Basin-scale data for 2015 Level of tension in transboundary basins and the associated risk levels.
Source: [18]