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Libya

Location

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

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 1,759,540 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 9% agriculture, 0% forest and 91% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 6,678,567 people (2018)
  • Population density: 4 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 80% lives in urban areas and 20% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 122,922,391,843 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 18,406 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 2% from agriculture, 0% from services and 78% from industry (2008)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Libya

  • Drinking water

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

    22 % of the population in Libya uses a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2020)
  • Hygiene

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

    17 % of domestic wastewater in Libya is safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

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

    5 $/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, 2019)
  • Water stress

    817 % of the renewable water resources in Libya is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    60 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Libya (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020) 
  • Transboundary

    98 % of transboundary basin area has an operational arrangement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

    10 % of the water basins in Libya is experiencing rapid changes in the area covered by surface waters (SDG 6 indicator 6.6.1, 2020)
  • Cooperation

    0 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Libya 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 Libya (SDG indicator 6.b.1, 2019)

Drinking water

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

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

Sanitation and hygiene

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

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

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

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

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in libya, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 56 (mm/year) (2019)

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

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in libya, 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 libya, 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 Libya, 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 Libya, 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 Libya, over time

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

Community participation

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

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