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Mauritania

Location

  • Geographical region: Africa
  • SDG region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Area

  • Total area: 1,030,700 km2
  • Land used by sector : 39 % agriculture, -- % forest and 61 % other

Population

  • Total: 4,403,319 people
  • Population density : 4 people per km2
  • Geographical distribution : 54 % lives in urban areas and 46 % lives in rural areas

Economy

  • GDP: 16,399,782,305 USD per year
  • GDP per capita: 3,724 USD per year
  • Value added by sector : 24 % from agriculture, 38 % from services and 24 % from industry

Data provider: World Bank

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SDG 6 snapshot in Mauritania

  • Drinking water

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

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

    43 % of the population in Mauritania have access to a basic handwashing facility (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2017)
  • Wastewater

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

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

    2 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Mauritania (SDG indicator 6.4.1 on water-use efficiency, 2005)
  • Water stress

    13 % of the renewable water resources in Mauritania are being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2 on level of water stress, 2014)
  • Water management

    45 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in Mauritania (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2017)
  • Transboundary

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

    -7.8 % is the change in spatial extent of water-related ecosystems in Mauritania in 2016 (compared to the baseline year period of 2001–2005), based on earth observation data (SDG indicator 6.6.1)
  • Cooperation

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

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

Sanitation and hygiene

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

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

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

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

Water use and scarcity

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

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 92 (mm/year) (2017)

Renewable water resources: 2,579 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 408 m3 per capita (2005)

Environmental flow requirements: 9 % of the renewable water resources (2017)

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

Water withdrawal by sector in Mauritania, as a percentage of total water withdrawal (2004,2005)

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

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation (%) in Mauritania, 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 Mauritania, 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 Mauritania, by sub-sector, in (2018)

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Mauritania (million 2014 USD), by source (2017)

Stakeholder participation

6.b.1 Existence of procedures defined in law or policy for participation of local communities in water and sanitation planning in Mauritania ()