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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Location

  • Geographical region: Europe
  • SDG region: Europe and Northern America

Area

  • Total area: 241,930 km2
  • Land use by sector: 72 % agriculture, 13 % forest and 15 % other

Population

  • Total: 66,834,405 people
  • Population density: 276 people per km2
  • Geographical distribution: 84 % lives in urban areas and 16 % lives in rural areas

Economy

  • GDP: 3,121,455,537,461 USD per year
  • GDP per capita: 46,704 USD per year
  • Value added by sector: 1 % from agriculture, 71 % from services and 17 % from industry
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SDG 6 snapshot in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland

  • Drinking water

    100 % of the population in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland use a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2017)
  • Sanitation

    98 % of the population in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland use a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2017)
  • Hygiene

    --- % of the population in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland have access to a basic handwashing facility (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2017)
  • Wastewater

    97 % of the household wastewater in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland are safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2015)
  • Water quality

    --- % of water bodies covered by reporting in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland have a good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2020)
  • Efficiency

    316 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland (SDG indicator 6.4.1 on water-use efficiency, 2017)
  • Water stress

    14 % of the renewable water resources in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland are being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2 on level of water stress, 2017)
  • Water management

    79 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020)
  • Transboundary

    0 % of transboundary basin area in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland have an operational agreement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

    --- % is the change in spatial extent of water-related ecosystems in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland 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 United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland 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 United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland, progress over time

6.1.1 Proportion of population using drinking water services in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland, by service level and by location(2017)

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using sanitation services in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland, progress over time

6.2.1a Proportion of population using sanitation services in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland, by service level and by location (2017)

6.2.1b Proportion of population with handwashing facilities with soap and water at home in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland, by service level and by location (2017)

Water quality and wastewater

6.3.1 Proportion of household wastewater treated in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland (2015), compared to other countries in the region

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater treated in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland, by stream (2015)

6.3.2 Proportion of water bodies with good water quality in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland (2017-2020), compared to other countries in the region

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland, per capita and by source

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 1,220 (mm/year) (2017)

Renewable water resources: 2,221 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 127 m3 per capita (2016)

Environmental flow requirements: 60 % of the renewable water resources (2017)

6.4.2 Level of water stress in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland, change over time, compared to countries in the same region

Water withdrawal by sector in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland, as a percentage of total water withdrawal (2016)

6.4.1 Water use efficiency (USD/m3) in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland, 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 United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland, score by dimension (2020)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation (%) in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland, 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

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland (million USD), by source

Stakeholder participation

6.b.1 Procedures in law or policy for participation by users/communities and level of participation in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland

6.b.1 Level of participation by users/communities in United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland, progress over time