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Libya

Location

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

Area

  • Total area: 1,759,540 km2
  • Land used by sector : 9 % agriculture, -- % forest and 91 % other

Population

  • Total: 6,678,567 people
  • Population density : 4 people per km2
  • Geographical distribution : 80 % lives in urban areas and 20 % lives in rural areas

Economy

  • GDP: 122,922,391,843 USD per year
  • GDP per capita: 18,406 USD per year
  • Value added by sector : 2 % from agriculture, -- % from services and 78 % from industry

Data provider: World Bank

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SDG 6 snapshot in Libya

  • Drinking water

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

    26 % of the population in Libya use a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2017)
  • Hygiene

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

    15 % of the household wastewater in Libya are safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2015)
  • Water quality

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

    19 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Libya (SDG indicator 6.4.1 on water-use efficiency, 2010)
  • Water stress

    817 % of the renewable water resources in Libya are being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2 on level of water stress, 2017)
  • Water management

    47 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in Libya (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2017)
  • Transboundary

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

    -1.3 % is the change in spatial extent of water-related ecosystems in Libya in 2016 (compared to the baseline year period of 2001–2005), based on earth observation data (SDG indicator 6.6.1)
  • Cooperation

    0 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursed to Libya 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 Libya, progress over time

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

Sanitation and hygiene

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

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

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

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

Water use and scarcity

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

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 56 (mm/year) (2017)

Renewable water resources: 110 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 941 m3 per capita (2012)

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

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

Water withdrawal by sector in Libya, as a percentage of total water withdrawal (2012)

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

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

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements (million 2017 USD) to Libya, 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 2017 USD) to Libya, by sub-sector, in (2018)

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Libya (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 Libya ()