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Jordan

Location

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

Area

  • Total area: 88,780 km2
  • Land use by sector: 12 % agriculture, 1 % forest and 87 % other

Population

  • Total: 10,101,694 people
  • Population density: 114 people per km2
  • Geographical distribution: 91 % lives in urban areas and 9 % lives in rural areas

Economy

  • GDP: 101,738,027,867 USD per year
  • GDP per capita: 10,071 USD per year
  • Value added by sector: 5 % from agriculture, 61 % from services and 24 % from industry
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SDG 6 snapshot in Jordan

  • Drinking water

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

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

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

    82 % of the household wastewater in Jordan are safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

    100 % of water bodies covered by reporting in Jordan have a good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2020)
  • Efficiency

    36 $/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 on water-use efficiency, 2018)
  • Water stress

    100 % of the renewable water resources in Jordan are being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2 on level of water stress, 2018)
  • Water management

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

    23 % of transboundary basin area in Jordan have an operational agreement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

    0.1 % is the change in spatial extent of water-related ecosystems in Jordan in 2016 (compared to the baseline year period of 2001–2005), based on earth observation data (SDG indicator 6.6.1)
  • Cooperation

    309 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursed to Jordan 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 Jordan, progress over time

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

Sanitation and hygiene

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

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

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

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

Water use and scarcity

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

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: 0 % of the renewable water resources ()

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

Water withdrawal by sector in Jordan, as a percentage of total water withdrawal (2016)

6.4.1 Water use efficiency (USD/m3) in Jordan, 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 Jordan, score by dimension (2020)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation (%) in Jordan, by component (2020)

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

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements (million 2017 USD) to Jordan, over time

Water and sanitation-related official development assistance includes assistance for drinking-water supply, sanitation, wastewater treatment, water resources conservation, development and management, agricultural water resources, flood protection, and hydroelectric power.

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements (million USD) to Jordan, by sub-sector (2019)

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

Stakeholder participation

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

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