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Syrian Arab Republic

Location

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

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 183,630 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 76% agriculture, 3% forest and 21% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 16,906,283 people (2018)
  • Population density : 92 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 54% lives in urban areas and 46% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 0 USD per year ()
  • GDP per capita: 0 USD per year ()
  • Value added by sector: NAN% from agriculture, NAN% from services and NAN% from industry (2007)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Syrian Arab Republic

  • Drinking water

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

    --- % of the population in Syrian Arab Republic uses a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2020)
  • Hygiene

    83 % of the population in Syrian Arab Republic has a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2020)
  • Wastewater

    --- % of domestic wastewater in Syrian Arab Republic is safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

    --- % of monitored water bodies in Syrian Arab Republic has good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2020)
  • Efficiency

    1 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Syrian Arab Republic (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2019)
  • Water stress

    124 % of the renewable water resources in Syrian Arab Republic is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    56 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Syrian Arab Republic (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020) 
  • Transboundary

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

    33 % of the water basins in Syrian Arab Republic is experiencing rapid changes in the area covered by surface waters (SDG 6 indicator 6.6.1, 2020)
  • Cooperation

    36 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Syrian Arab Republic 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 Syrian Arab Republic (SDG indicator 6.b.1, 2019)

Drinking water

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Syrian Arab Republic, progress over time

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

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in Syrian Arab Republic, progress over time

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated in Syrian Arab Republic, by source

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

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Syrian Arab Republic, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 252 (mm/year) (2017)

Renewable water resources: 920 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 854 m3 per capita (2005)

Environmental flow requirements: 36 % of the renewable water resources (2017)

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

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in Syrian Arab Republic, by sector (2003,2005)

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 Syrian Arab Republic, 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 Syrian Arab Republic, 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 Syrian Arab Republic, 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 Syrian Arab Republic, over time

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Syrian Arab Republic 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 Syrian Arab Republic, by funding source

Community participation

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

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