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Israel

Location

  • Geographical region: Asia
  • SDG region: Northern Africa and Western Asia

Area

  • Total area: 21,640 km2
  • Land use by sector: 25 % agriculture, 8 % forest and 67 % other

Population

  • Total: 9,053,300 people
  • Population density: 418 people per km2
  • Geographical distribution: 93 % lives in urban areas and 7 % lives in rural areas

Economy

  • GDP: 363,973,402,291 USD per year
  • GDP per capita: 40,203 USD per year
  • Value added by sector: 1 % from agriculture, 70 % from services and 19 % from industry
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SDG 6 snapshot in Israel

  • Drinking water

    99 % of the population in Israel use a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2020)
  • Sanitation

    95 % of the population in Israel use a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2020)
  • Hygiene

    --- % of the population in Israel have access to a basic handwashing facility (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2020)
  • Wastewater

    93 % of the household wastewater in Israel are safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

    --- % of water bodies covered by reporting in Israel have a good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2020)
  • Efficiency

    139 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Israel (SDG indicator 6.4.1 on water-use efficiency, 2018)
  • Water stress

    96 % of the renewable water resources in Israel are being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2 on level of water stress, 2018)
  • Water management

    85 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in Israel (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020)
  • Transboundary

    --- % of transboundary basin area in Israel have an operational agreement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

    -0.8 % is the change in spatial extent of water-related ecosystems in Israel in 2016 (compared to the baseline year period of 2001–2005), based on earth observation data (SDG indicator 6.6.1)
  • Cooperation

    n/a is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursed to Israel in 2019 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
  • Participation

    --- Stakeholder participation is measured through multiple indicators which are not aggregated into one overall value (SDG indicator 6.b.1)

Drinking water

6.1.1 Proportion of population using drinking water services in Israel, progress over time

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

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using sanitation services in Israel, progress over time

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

6.2.1b Proportion of population with handwashing facilities with soap and water at home in Israel, by service level and by location (2020)

Water quality and wastewater

6.3.1 Proportion of household wastewater treated in Israel (2020), compared to other countries in the region

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater treated in Israel, by stream (2015)

6.3.2 Proportion of water bodies with good water quality in Israel (2017-2020), compared to other countries in the region

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Israel, per capita and by source

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 435 (mm/year) (2017)

Renewable water resources: 214 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 282 m3 per capita (2004)

Environmental flow requirements: 56 % of the renewable water resources (2017)

6.4.2 Level of water stress in Israel, change over time, compared to countries in the same region

Water withdrawal by sector in Israel, as a percentage of total water withdrawal (2009,2004)

6.4.1 Water use efficiency (USD/m3) in Israel, progress over time, compared to other countries in the region

Water resources management

6.5.1 Degree of integrated water resources management implementation (0-100) in Israel, score by dimension (2020)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation (%) in Israel, by component [Year]

The “overall” SDG 6.5.2 indicator value represents the values for river and lake basins and transboundary aquifers combined. The SDG 6.5.2 indicator value can also be disaggregated into values for transboundary river and lake basins, and transboundary aquifers.

International cooperation and capacity-building

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Israel (million USD), by source

Stakeholder participation

6.b.1 Procedures in law or policy for participation by users/communities and level of participation in Israel

6.b.1 Level of participation by users/communities in Israel, progress over time