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Syrian Arab Republic

Location

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

Area

  • Total area: 183,630 km2
  • Land use by sector: 76 % agriculture, 3 % forest and 21 % other

Population

  • Total: 17,070,135 people
  • Population density: 93 people per km2
  • Geographical distribution: 55 % lives in urban areas and 45 % lives in rural areas

Economy

  • GDP: -- USD per year
  • GDP per capita: -- USD per year
  • Value added by sector: 20 % from agriculture, -- % from services and 36 % from industry
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SDG 6 snapshot in Syrian Arab Republic

  • Drinking water

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

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

    83 % of the population in Syrian Arab Republic have access to a basic handwashing facility (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2020)
  • Wastewater

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

    --- % of water bodies covered by reporting in Syrian Arab Republic have a 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 on water-use efficiency, 2018)
  • Water stress

    124 % of the renewable water resources in Syrian Arab Republic are being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2 on level of water stress, 2018)
  • Water management

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

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

    -4.2 % is the change in spatial extent of water-related ecosystems in Syrian Arab Republic in 2016 (compared to the baseline year period of 2001–2005), based on earth observation data (SDG indicator 6.6.1)
  • Cooperation

    27 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursed to Syrian Arab Republic 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 Syrian Arab Republic, progress over time

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

Sanitation and hygiene

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

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater treated in Syrian Arab Republic, by stream ()

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

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Syrian Arab Republic, per capita and by source

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 in Syrian Arab Republic, change over time, compared to countries in the same region

Water withdrawal by sector in Syrian Arab Republic, as a percentage of total water withdrawal (2003,2005)

6.4.1 Water use efficiency (USD/m3) in Syrian Arab Republic, 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 Syrian Arab Republic, score by dimension (2020)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation (%) in Syrian Arab Republic, 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

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements (million 2017 USD) to Syrian Arab Republic, 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 Syrian Arab Republic, by sub-sector (2019)

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

Stakeholder participation

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

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