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Suriname

Location

  • Geographical region: Americas
  • SDG region: Latin America and the Caribbean

Area

  • Total area: 156,000 km2
  • Land use by sector: 1 % agriculture, 98 % forest and 1 % other

Population

  • Total: 581,363 people
  • Population density: 4 people per km2
  • Geographical distribution: 66 % lives in urban areas and 34 % lives in rural areas

Economy

  • GDP: 9,606,882,944 USD per year
  • GDP per capita: 16,525 USD per year
  • Value added by sector: 10 % from agriculture, 53 % from services and 33 % from industry
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SDG 6 snapshot in Suriname

  • Drinking water

    56 % of the population in Suriname use a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2020)
  • Sanitation

    25 % of the population in Suriname use a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2020)
  • Hygiene

    72 % of the population in Suriname have access to a basic handwashing facility (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2020)
  • Wastewater

    24 % of the household wastewater in Suriname are safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

    --- % of water bodies covered by reporting in Suriname have a good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2020)
  • Efficiency

    7 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Suriname (SDG indicator 6.4.1 on water-use efficiency, 2018)
  • Water stress

    4 % of the renewable water resources in Suriname are being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2 on level of water stress, 2018)
  • Water management

    23 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in Suriname (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020)
  • Transboundary

    0 % of transboundary basin area in Suriname have an operational agreement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

    4.5 % is the change in spatial extent of water-related ecosystems in Suriname in 2016 (compared to the baseline year period of 2001–2005), based on earth observation data (SDG indicator 6.6.1)
  • Cooperation

    1 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursed to Suriname in 2019 (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 Suriname, progress over time

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

Sanitation and hygiene

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

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

6.2.1b Proportion of population with handwashing facilities with soap and water at home in Suriname, by service level and by location (2020)

Water quality and wastewater

6.3.1 Proportion of household wastewater treated in Suriname (2020), compared to other countries in the region

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater treated in Suriname, by stream (2020)

6.3.2 Proportion of water bodies with good water quality in Suriname (2020-2020), compared to other countries in the region

Water use and scarcity

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

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 2,331 (mm/year) (2017)

Renewable water resources: 175,719 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 1,208 m3 per capita (2006)

Environmental flow requirements: 84 % of the renewable water resources (2017)

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

Water withdrawal by sector in Suriname, as a percentage of total water withdrawal (2006)

6.4.1 Water use efficiency (USD/m3) in Suriname, 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 Suriname, score by dimension (2020)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation (%) in Suriname, by component (2020)

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

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements (million 2017 USD) to Suriname, over time

Water and sanitation-related official development assistance includes assistance for drinking-water supply, sanitation, wastewater treatment, water resources conservation, development and management, agricultural water resources, flood protection, and hydroelectric power.

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements (million USD) to Suriname, by sub-sector (2019)

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

Stakeholder participation

6.b.1 Procedures in law or policy for participation by users/communities and level of participation in Suriname

6.b.1 Level of participation by users/communities in Suriname, progress over time