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Armenia

Location

  • Geographical region: Western Asia, Asia
  • SDG region: SDG Northern Africa and Western Asia
  • Land Locked Developing Countries

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 28,470 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 59% agriculture, 12% forest and 29% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 2,951,776 people (2018)
  • Population density: 104 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 63% lives in urban areas and 37% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 27,090,644,943 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 9,178 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 14% from agriculture, 53% from services and 25% from industry (2018)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Armenia

  • Drinking water

    87 % of the population in Armenia uses a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2020)
  • Sanitation

    69 % of the population in Armenia uses a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2020)
  • Hygiene

    95 % of the population in Armenia has a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2020)
  • Wastewater

    40 % of domestic wastewater in Armenia is safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

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

    4 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Armenia (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2019)
  • Water stress

    58 % of the renewable water resources in Armenia is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    52 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Armenia (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020) 
  • Transboundary

    11 % of transboundary basin area has an operational arrangement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

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

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

Drinking water

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Armenia, progress over time

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

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in Armenia, progress over time

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated in Armenia, by source (2015 - 2020)

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

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Armenia, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 562 (mm/year) (2019)

Renewable water resources: 2,652 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 972 m3 per capita (2017)

Environmental flow requirements: 39 % of the renewable water resources (2019)

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

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in Armenia, by sector (2019)

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 Armenia, 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 Armenia, 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 Armenia, 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 Armenia, over time

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

Community participation

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

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