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Mauritius

Location

  • Geographical region: Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa
  • SDG region: SDG Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Small Island Developing States

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 2,030 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 42% agriculture, 19% forest and 39% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 1,265,303 people (2018)
  • Population density: 623 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 41% lives in urban areas and 59% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 26,666,024,161 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 21,075 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 3% from agriculture, 67% from services and 18% from industry (2018)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Mauritius

  • Drinking water

    --- % of the population in Mauritius uses a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2020)
  • Sanitation

    --- % of the population in Mauritius uses a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2020)
  • Hygiene

    --- % of the population in Mauritius has a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2020)
  • Wastewater

    13 % of domestic wastewater in Mauritius is safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

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

    19 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Mauritius (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2019)
  • Water stress

    22 % of the renewable water resources in Mauritius is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    68 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Mauritius (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

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

    9 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Mauritius in 2020 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
  • Participation

    --- is the number of sub-sectors (out of 6) with a high level of participation by communities in Mauritius (SDG indicator 6.b.1, 2019)

Drinking water

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

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Mauritius, by service level and location (2020)

Sanitation and hygiene

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

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in Mauritius, by service level and location (2020)

6.2.1b Proportion of population with a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home in Mauritius, by service level and location (2020)

Water quality and wastewater

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated > Domestic in Mauritius (2020), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated in Mauritius, by source (2015 - 2020)

6.3.2 Level 1 Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality in Mauritius (2017 - 2020), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Mauritius, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 2,041 (mm/year) (2019)

Renewable water resources: 2,175 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 588 m3 per capita (2003)

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 Mauritius, change over time, compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in Mauritius, by sector (2019)

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 Mauritius, 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 Mauritius, 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 Mauritius, 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 Mauritius, over time

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Mauritius in 2020, 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 Mauritius, by funding source

Community participation

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

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