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Uruguay

Location

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

Area

  • Total area: 175,020 km2
  • Land use by sector: 83 % agriculture, 11 % forest and 6 % other

Population

  • Total: 3,449,299 people
  • Population density: 20 people per km2
  • Geographical distribution: 95 % lives in urban areas and 5 % lives in rural areas

Economy

  • GDP: 72,146,055,911 USD per year
  • GDP per capita: 20,916 USD per year
  • Value added by sector: 6 % from agriculture, 61 % from services and 24 % from industry
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SDG 6 snapshot in Uruguay

  • Drinking water

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

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

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

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

    76 % of water bodies covered by reporting in Uruguay have a good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2020)
  • Efficiency

    10 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Uruguay (SDG indicator 6.4.1 on water-use efficiency, 2010)
  • Water stress

    10 % of the renewable water resources in Uruguay are being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2 on level of water stress, 2009)
  • Water management

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

    --- % of transboundary basin area in Uruguay have an operational agreement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2018)
  • Ecosystems

    0.5 % is the change in spatial extent of water-related ecosystems in Uruguay 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 Uruguay 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 Uruguay, progress over time

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

Sanitation and hygiene

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

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater treated in Uruguay, by stream ()

6.3.2 Proportion of water bodies with good water quality in Uruguay (2017,2020), compared to other countries in the region

Water use and scarcity

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

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 1,300 (mm/year) (2017)

Renewable water resources: 49,812 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 1,100 m3 per capita (2000)

Environmental flow requirements: 78 % of the renewable water resources (2017)

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

Water withdrawal by sector in Uruguay, as a percentage of total water withdrawal (2000)

6.4.1 Water use efficiency (USD/m3) in Uruguay, 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 Uruguay, score by dimension [Year]

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation (%) in Uruguay, 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 Uruguay (million USD), by source ()

Stakeholder participation

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

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