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Guatemala

Location

  • Geographical region: Latin America and the Caribbean, Americas
  • SDG region: SDG Latin America and the Caribbean

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 107,160 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 36% agriculture, 33% forest and 31% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 17,247,807 people (2018)
  • Population density: 161 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 51% lives in urban areas and 49% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 129,511,395,806 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 7,509 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 10% from agriculture, 63% from services and 25% from industry (2018)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Guatemala

  • Drinking water

    56 % of the population in Guatemala uses a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2020)
  • Sanitation

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

    77 % of the population in Guatemala has a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2019)
  • Wastewater

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

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

    19 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Guatemala (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2019)
  • Water stress

    6 % of the renewable water resources in Guatemala is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    21 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Guatemala (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

    17 % of the water basins in Guatemala is experiencing rapid changes in the area covered by surface waters (SDG 6 indicator 6.6.1, 2020)
  • Cooperation

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

Drinking water

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

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

Sanitation and hygiene

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

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated in Guatemala, by source

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

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Guatemala, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 1,996 (mm/year) (2019)

Renewable water resources: 7,562 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 243 m3 per capita (2006)

Environmental flow requirements: 55 % of the renewable water resources (2019)

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

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in Guatemala, 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 Guatemala, 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 Guatemala, 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 Guatemala, 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 Guatemala, over time

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

Community participation

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

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