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Republic of Moldova

Location

  • Geographical region: Eastern Europe, Europe
  • SDG region: SDG Europe and Northern America
  • Land Locked Developing Countries

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 32,890 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 74% agriculture, 13% forest and 13% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 3,545,883 people (2018)
  • Population density: 124 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 43% lives in urban areas and 57% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 23,011,860,919 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 6,490 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 10% from agriculture, 53% from services and 23% from industry (2018)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Republic Of Moldova

  • Drinking water

    74 % of the population in Republic Of Moldova uses a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2020)
  • Sanitation

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

    87 % of the population in Republic Of Moldova has a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2016)
  • Wastewater

    38 % of domestic wastewater in Republic Of Moldova is safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

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

    9 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Republic Of Moldova (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2019)
  • Water stress

    12 % of the renewable water resources in Republic Of Moldova is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    46 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Republic Of Moldova (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020) 
  • Transboundary

    100 % of transboundary basin area has an operational arrangement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

    0 % of the water basins in Republic Of Moldova is experiencing rapid changes in the area covered by surface waters (SDG 6 indicator 6.6.1, 2020)
  • Cooperation

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

Drinking water

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Republic Of Moldova, progress over time

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

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in Republic Of Moldova, progress over time

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

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

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

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Republic of Moldova, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 450 (mm/year) (2019)

Renewable water resources: 3,029 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 258 m3 per capita (2007)

Environmental flow requirements: 49 % of the renewable water resources (2019)

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

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in Republic of Moldova, 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 Republic of Moldova, 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 Republic Of Moldova, 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 Republic Of Moldova, 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 Republic Of Moldova, over time

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

Community participation

6.b.1 Procedures in law or policy for participation by users/communities and level of participation in Republic of Moldova (2014)

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