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Cuba

Location

  • Geographical region: Latin America and the Caribbean, Americas
  • SDG region: SDG Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Small Island Developing States

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 103,800 km(2020)
  • Land use by sector: 61% agriculture, 31% forest and 8% other (2018 - 2020)

People

  • Total population: 11,212,191 people (2022)
  • Population density: 109 people per km2 (2020)  
  • Urbanisation: 78% lives in urban areas and 23% lives in rural areas (2020)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 0 USD per year ()
  • GDP per capita: 0 USD per year ()
  • Value added by sector: 0% from agriculture, 0% from services and 0% from industry (2020 - 2021)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Cuba

  • Drinking water

    --- % of the population in Cuba uses a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2022)
  • Sanitation

    41 % of the population in Cuba uses a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2022)
  • Hygiene

    93 % of the population in Cuba has a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2022)
  • Wastewater

    34 % of domestic wastewater in Cuba is safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2022)
  • Water quality

    --- % of monitored water bodies in Cuba has good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2020)
  • Efficiency

    11 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Cuba (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2020)
  • Water stress

    24 % of the renewable water resources in Cuba is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2020)
  • Water management

    82 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Cuba (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020) 
  • Transboundary

    n/a of transboundary basin area has an operational arrangement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

    20 % of the water basins in Cuba is experiencing rapid changes in the area covered by surface waters (SDG 6 indicator 6.6.1, 2020)
  • Cooperation

    11 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Cuba in 2021 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
  • Participation

    + is the number of sub-sectors (out of 6) with a high level of participation by communities in Cuba (SDG indicator 6.b.1, 2021)

Drinking water

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Cuba, progress over time

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Cuba, by service level and location (2022)

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in Cuba, progress over time

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in Cuba, by service level and location (2022)

6.2.1b Proportion of population with a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home in Cuba, by service level and location (2022)

Water quality and wastewater

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated > Domestic in Cuba (2022), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated in Cuba, by source (2022)

6.3.2 Level 1 Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality in Cuba (2020), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Cuba, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 1,335 (mm/year) (2020)

Renewable water resources: 3,319 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 606 m3 per capita (2013)

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

6.4.2 Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources in Cuba, change over time, compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in Cuba, by sector (2020)

Water-use efficiency for ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishing’ only takes into account the proportion of gross value added that comes from irrigated agriculture, since that activity is associated with water withdrawal (other activities are rain-fed).

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in Cuba, progress over time, compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

Water resources management

6.5.1 Degree of integrated water resources management implementation (0-100) in Cuba, progress over time, by dimension

Very low (0-10) – Low (11-30) – Medium-low (31-50) – Medium-high (51-70) – High (71-90) – Very high (91-100)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation in Cuba, progress over time, by component

Very low (0-10) – Low (11-30) – Medium-low (31-50) – Medium-high (51-70) – High (71-90) – Very high (91-100)

International cooperation and capacity-building

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Cuba, over time

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Cuba in 2021, by sub-sector

Water and sanitation-related official development assistance includes water sector policy and governance, water supply, sanitation, water sector policy, water resources conservation, river basins development, waste management/disposal, education and training, agricultural water resources and hydroelectric power.

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Cuba, by funding source (2021)

Community participation

6.b.1 Procedures in law or policy for participation by users/communities and level of participation in Cuba (2021)

6.b.1 Level of participation by users/communities in Cuba, progress over time, by sub-sector