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Seychelles

Location

  • Geographical region: Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa
  • SDG region: SDG Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Small Island Developing States

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 460 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 3% agriculture, 88% forest and 9% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 96,762 people (2018)
  • Population density: 210 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 57% lives in urban areas and 43% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 2,623,606,367 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 27,114 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 2% from agriculture, 70% from services and 11% from industry (2018)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Seychelles

  • Drinking water

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

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

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

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

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

    100 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Seychelles (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2019)
  • Water stress

    --- % of the renewable water resources in Seychelles is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)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

    55 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Seychelles (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

    0 % of the water basins in Seychelles 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 Seychelles in 2017 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
  • Participation

    + is the number of sub-sectors (out of 6) with a high level of participation by communities in Seychelles (SDG indicator 6.b.1, 2019)

Drinking water

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

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Seychelles, by service level and location (2019)

Sanitation and hygiene

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

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

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

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

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Seychelles, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 2,330 (mm/year) (2019)

Renewable water resources: m3 per capita ()

Water withdrawal: 152 m3 per capita (2005)

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 Seychelles, change over time, compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in Seychelles, 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 Seychelles, 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 Seychelles, 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 Seychelles, 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 Seychelles, by funding source

Community participation

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

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