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The research positions itself in the controversy between the dominant and critical approaches of geography to the big socio-ecological problems and the concept of sustainable human development. In order to frame a concrete and comprehensible work arena that reflects this disciplinary controversy, I define a research field delimited by the conceptualization and management of (fresh)water, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the present time. Within that field, the object of interest are the indicators being used, which I conceptualise as the revealing meeting point between concepts and data. I propose a mixed-methods research device and, for the studies of which this work is part take place in Chile, I signal that country as case. My WURE index signals water management in Chile as a highlighted case of socio-ecological inefficiency. In its course, this work also contributes to the questioning of other concepts ingrained in the global discussion over sustainable human development from my own original-discipline bias (that of natural sciences), such as those of scarcity or ecosystem service. Finally, the research provides an empirical demonstration that its focus in adaptive management and its application of verifiable mixed methods have potential, both academic and pragmatic, for contributing to enhance the insertion of this humanity in this planet in discernible degree. Here you can download a file containing Annexes B (Main data table) and C (Case-study β data table) of my research for verifiability and replication purposes.