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Argentina

Location

  • Geographical region: South America, Americas
  • SDG region: SDG Latin America and the Caribbean

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 2,736,690 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 54% agriculture, 10% forest and 36% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 44,494,502 people (2018)
  • Population density : 16 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 92% lives in urban areas and 8% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 813,452,664,829 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 18,282 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 6% from agriculture, 56% from services and 23% from industry (2018)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Argentina

  • Drinking water

    --- % of the population in Argentina uses a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2020)
  • Sanitation

    51 % of the population in Argentina uses a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2016)
  • Hygiene

    --- % of the population in Argentina has a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2020)
  • Wastewater

    36 % of domestic wastewater in Argentina is safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

    18 % of monitored water bodies in Argentina has good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2020)
  • Efficiency

    13 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Argentina (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2018)
  • Water stress

    10 % of the renewable water resources in Argentina is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2018)
  • Water management

    38 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Argentina (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2017) 
  • Transboundary

    60 % of transboundary basin area has an operational arrangement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

    29 % of the water basins in Argentina is experiencing rapid changes in the area covered by surface waters (SDG 6 indicator 6.6.1, 2020)
  • Cooperation

    21 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Argentina in 2019 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
  • Participation

    + is the number of sub-sectors (out of 6) with a high level of participation by communities in Argentina (SDG indicator 6.b.1, 2019)

Drinking water

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Argentina, progress over time

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Argentina, by service level and location (2020)

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in Argentina, progress over time

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in Argentina, by service level and location (2020)

6.2.1b Proportion of population with a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home in Argentina, by service level and location (2020)

Water quality and wastewater

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated > Domestic in Argentina (2020), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated in Argentina, by source (2020 - 2015)

6.3.2 Level 1 Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality in Argentina (2020 - 2020), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Argentina, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 591 (mm/year) (2017)

Renewable water resources: 19,792 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 898 m3 per capita (2011)

Environmental flow requirements: 59 % of the renewable water resources (2017)

6.4.2 Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources in Argentina, change over time, compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in Argentina, by sector (2011)

Water-use efficiency for ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishing’ only takes into account the proportion of gross value added that comes from irrigated agriculture, since that activity is associated with water withdrawal (other activities are rain-fed).

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in Argentina, progress over time, compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

Water resources management

6.5.1 Degree of integrated water resources management implementation (0-100) in Argentina, progress over time, by dimension

Very low (0-10) – Low (11-30) – Medium-low (31-50) – Medium-high (51-70) – High (71-90) – Very high (91-100)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation in Argentina, progress over time, by component

Very low (0-10) – Low (11-30) – Medium-low (31-50) – Medium-high (51-70) – High (71-90) – Very high (91-100)

International cooperation and capacity-building

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Argentina, over time

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Argentina in 2019, by sub-sector

Water and sanitation-related official development assistance includes water sector policy and governance, water supply, sanitation, water sector policy, water resources conservation, river basins development, waste management/disposal, education and training, agricultural water resources and hydroelectric power.

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Argentina, by funding source (2017)

Community participation

6.b.1 Procedures in law or policy for participation by users/communities and level of participation in Argentina (2019)

6.b.1 Level of participation by users/communities in Argentina, progress over time, by sub-sector