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Maldives

Location

  • Geographical region: Southern Asia, Asia
  • SDG region: SDG Central and Southern Asia
  • Small Island Developing States

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 300 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 26% agriculture, 3% forest and 71% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 515,696 people (2018)
  • Population density: 1719 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 40% lives in urban areas and 60% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 7,019,130,495 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 13,611 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 6% from agriculture, 67% from services and 13% from industry (2017)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Maldives

  • Drinking water

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

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

    96 % of the population in Maldives has a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2020)
  • Wastewater

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

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

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

    16 % of the renewable water resources in Maldives is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    42 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Maldives (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020) 
  • Transboundary

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

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

    14 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Maldives 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 Maldives (SDG indicator 6.b.1, 2014)

Drinking water

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

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

Sanitation and hygiene

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

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

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

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

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Maldives, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 1,972 (mm/year) (2019)

Renewable water resources: 69 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 15 m3 per capita (2008)

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

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

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

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Maldives 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 Maldives, by funding source (2017)

Community participation

6.b.1 Procedures in law or policy for participation by users/communities and level of participation in Maldives (2017-2019)

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