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Trinidad and Tobago

Location

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

Area

  • Total area: 5,130 km2
  • Land use by sector: 11 % agriculture, 46 % forest and 43 % other

Population

  • Total: 1,394,973 people
  • Population density: 272 people per km2
  • Geographical distribution: 53 % lives in urban areas and 47 % lives in rural areas

Economy

  • GDP: 36,514,585,838 USD per year
  • GDP per capita: 26,176 USD per year
  • Value added by sector: 1 % from agriculture, 53 % from services and 44 % from industry
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SDG 6 snapshot in Trinidad And Tobago

  • Drinking water

    --- % of the population in Trinidad And Tobago use a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2017)
  • Sanitation

    --- % of the population in Trinidad And Tobago use a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2017)
  • Hygiene

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

    --- % of the household wastewater in Trinidad And Tobago are safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2015)
  • Water quality

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

    57 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Trinidad And Tobago (SDG indicator 6.4.1 on water-use efficiency, 2017)
  • Water stress

    20 % of the renewable water resources in Trinidad And Tobago are being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2 on level of water stress, 2017)
  • Water management

    34 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in Trinidad And Tobago (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020)
  • Transboundary

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

    -3.3 % is the change in spatial extent of water-related ecosystems in Trinidad And Tobago 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 Trinidad And Tobago 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 Trinidad And Tobago, progress over time

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

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using sanitation services in Trinidad And Tobago, progress over time

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater treated in Trinidad And Tobago, by stream ()

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

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Trinidad And Tobago, per capita and by source

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 2,200 (mm/year) (2017)

Renewable water resources: 2,805 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 286 m3 per capita (2011)

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

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

Water withdrawal by sector in Trinidad And Tobago, as a percentage of total water withdrawal (2011)

6.4.1 Water use efficiency (USD/m3) in Trinidad And Tobago, 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 Trinidad And Tobago, score by dimension (2020)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation (%) in Trinidad And Tobago, by component [Year]

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 Trinidad And Tobago (million USD), by source ()

Stakeholder participation

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

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