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Jordan

Location

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

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 88,780 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 12% agriculture, 1% forest and 87% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 9,956,011 people (2018)
  • Population density : 112 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 91% lives in urban areas and 9% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 82,727,519,635 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 8,309 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 6% from agriculture, 62% from services and 28% from industry (2018)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Jordan

  • Drinking water

    86 % of the population in Jordan uses a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2020)
  • Sanitation

    82 % of the population in Jordan uses a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2020)
  • Hygiene

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

    82 % of domestic wastewater in Jordan is safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

    100 % of monitored water bodies in Jordan has good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2020)
  • Efficiency

    33 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Jordan (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2019)
  • Water stress

    104 % of the renewable water resources in Jordan is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    64 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Jordan (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020) 
  • Transboundary

    23 % of transboundary basin area has an operational arrangement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

    35 % of the water basins in Jordan is experiencing rapid changes in the area covered by surface waters (SDG 6 indicator 6.6.1, 2020)
  • Cooperation

    367 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Jordan in 2020 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
  • Participation

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

Drinking water

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

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

Sanitation and hygiene

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

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

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

6.3.2 Level 1 Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality in Jordan (2017 - 2020), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Jordan, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 111 (mm/year) (2017)

Renewable water resources: 97 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 108 m3 per capita (2016)

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

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

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in Jordan, by sector (2016)

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 Jordan, 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 Jordan, 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 Jordan, 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 Jordan, over time

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Jordan in 2020, 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 Jordan, by funding source (2018)

Community participation

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

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