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United States of America

Location

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

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 9,147,420 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 44% agriculture, 34% forest and 22% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 327,167,434 people (2018)
  • Population density : 36 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 82% lives in urban areas and 18% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 18,217,025,360,145 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 55,681 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 1% from agriculture, 77% from services and 18% from industry (2017)
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SDG 6 snapshot in United States Of America

  • Drinking water

    97 % of the population in United States Of America uses a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2020)
  • Sanitation

    98 % of the population in United States Of America uses a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2020)
  • Hygiene

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

    91 % of domestic wastewater in United States Of America is safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

    34 % of monitored water bodies in United States Of America has good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2020)
  • Efficiency

    45 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in United States Of America (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2019)
  • Water stress

    28 % of the renewable water resources in United States Of America is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    77 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in United States Of America (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

    11 % of the water basins in United States Of America is experiencing rapid changes in the area covered by surface waters (SDG 6 indicator 6.6.1, 2020)
  • Cooperation

    n/a is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by United States Of America 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 United States Of America (SDG indicator 6.b.1, 2019)

Drinking water

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in United States Of America, progress over time

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

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in United States Of America, progress over time

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated in United States Of America, by source (2020 - 2015)

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

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in United States Of America, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 715 (mm/year) (2017)

Renewable water resources: 9,459 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 1,369 m3 per capita (2015)

Environmental flow requirements: 49 % of the renewable water resources (2017)

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

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in United States Of America, by sector (2015)

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 United States Of America, 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 United States Of America, 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 United States Of America, 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

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in United States Of America, by funding source

Community participation

6.b.1 Procedures in law or policy for participation by users/communities and level of participation in United States Of America ()

6.b.1 Level of participation by users/communities in United States Of America, progress over time, by sub-sector