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Latvia

Location

  • Geographical region: Europe
  • SDG region: Europe and Northern America

Area

  • Total area: 62,180 km2
  • Land used by sector : 31 % agriculture, 54 % forest and 15 % other

Population

  • Total: 1,926,542 people
  • Population density : 31 people per km2
  • Geographical distribution : 68 % lives in urban areas and 32 % lives in rural areas

Economy

  • GDP: 50,932,817,676 USD per year
  • GDP per capita: 26,437 USD per year
  • Value added by sector : 3 % from agriculture, 64 % from services and 20 % from industry

Data provider: World Bank

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SDG 6 snapshot in Latvia

  • Drinking water

    95 % of the population in Latvia use a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2017)
  • Sanitation

    86 % of the population in Latvia use a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2017)
  • Hygiene

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

    83 % of the household wastewater in Latvia are safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2015)
  • Water quality

    64 % of water bodies covered by reporting in Latvia have a good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2017)
  • Efficiency

    103 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Latvia (SDG indicator 6.4.1 on water-use efficiency, 2015)
  • Water stress

    1 % of the renewable water resources in Latvia are being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2 on level of water stress, 2017)
  • Water management

    64 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in Latvia (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2017)
  • Transboundary

    97 % of transboundary basin area in Latvia have an operational agreement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2017)
  • Ecosystems

    0.3 % is the change in spatial extent of water-related ecosystems in Latvia 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 Latvia in 2018 (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 Latvia, progress over time

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

Sanitation and hygiene

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

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

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

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

Water use and scarcity

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

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 667 (mm/year) (2017)

Renewable water resources: 17,918 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 115 m3 per capita (2016)

Environmental flow requirements: 52 % of the renewable water resources (2017)

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

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

6.4.1 Water use efficiency (USD/m3) in Latvia, 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 Latvia, score by dimension (2017)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation (%) in Latvia, 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 Latvia (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 Latvia ()