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Cyprus

Location

  • Geographical region: Asia
  • SDG region: Northern Africa and Western Asia

Area

  • Total area : 9,240 km2
  • Land used by sector : 12 % agriculture, 19 % forest and 69 % other

Population

  • Total : 1 million people
  • Population density : 129 people per km2
  • Geographical distribution : 67 % lives in urban areas and 33 % lives in rural areas

Economy

  • GDP : 30 billion USD per year
  • GDP per capita : 33,048 USD per year
  • Value added by sector : 2 % from agriculture, 73 % from services and 12 % from industry

Data provider : World Bank

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SDG 6 snapshot in Cyprus

  • Drinking water

    100 % of the population in Cyprus use a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2017)
  • Sanitation

    75 % of the population in Cyprus use a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2017)
  • Hygiene

    --- % of the population in Cyprus have access to a basic handwashing facility (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2017)
  • Wastewater

    37 % of the household wastewater in Cyprus are safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2015)
  • Water quality

    --- % of water bodies covered by reporting in Cyprus have a good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2017)
  • Efficiency

    56 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Cyprus (SDG indicator 6.4.1 on water-use efficiency, 2015)
  • Water stress

    30 % of the renewable water resources in Cyprus are being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2 on level of water stress, 2017)
  • Water management

    91 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in Cyprus (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2017)
  • Transboundary

    n/a of transboundary basin area in Cyprus have an operational agreement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2017)
  • Ecosystems

    10 % is the change in spatial extent of water-related ecosystems in Cyprus in 2016 (compared to the baseline year period of 2001–2005), based on earth observation data (SDG indicator 6.6.1)
  • Cooperation

    n/a is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursed to Cyprus in 2017 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
  • Participation

    --- Stakeholder participation is measured through multiple indicators which are not aggregated into one overall value (SDG indicator 6.b.1)

Drinking water

6.1.1 Proportion of population using drinking water services in Cyprus, progress over time

6.1.1 Proportion of population using drinking water services in Cyprus, by service level and by location (2017)

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using sanitation services in Cyprus, progress over time

6.2.1a Proportion of population using sanitation services in Cyprus, by service level and by location (2017)

6.2.1b Proportion of population with handwashing facilities with soap and water at home in Cyprus, by service level and by location (2017)

Water quality and wastewater

6.3.1 Proportion of household wastewater treated in Cyprus (2015), compared to other countries in the region

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater treated in Cyprus, by stream (2015)

6.3.2 Proportion of water bodies with good water quality in Cyprus (2017), compared to other countries in the region

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Cyprus, per capita and by source

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 498 (mm/year) (2017)

Renewable water resources: 661 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 269 m3 per capita (2016)

Environmental flow requirements: 0 % of the renewable water resources ()

6.4.2 Level of water stress in Cyprus, change over time, compared to countries in the same region

Water withdrawal by sector in Cyprus, as a percentage of total water withdrawal (2016)

6.4.1 Water use efficiency (USD/m3) in Cyprus, progress over time, compared to other countries in the region

Water resources management

6.5.1 Degree of integrated water resources management implementation (0-100) in Cyprus, score by dimension (2017)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation (%) in Cyprus, by component (2017)

The “overall” SDG 6.5.2 indicator value represents the values for river and lake basins and transboundary aquifers combined. The SDG 6.5.2 indicator value can also be disaggregated into values for transboundary river and lake basins, and transboundary aquifers.

International cooperation and capacity-building

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Cyprus (million 2014 USD), by source (())

Stakeholder participation

6.b.1 Existence of procedures defined in law or policy for participation of local communities in water and sanitation planning in Cyprus ()