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Morocco

Location

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

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 446,300 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 69% agriculture, 13% forest and 18% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 36,029,138 people (2018)
  • Population density: 81 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 62% lives in urban areas and 38% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 279,326,302,063 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 7,753 USD per year (2017)
  • Value added by sector: 12% from agriculture, 50% from services and 25% from industry (2018)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Morocco

  • Drinking water

    80 % of the population in Morocco uses a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2020)
  • Sanitation

    39 % of the population in Morocco uses a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2020)
  • Hygiene

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

    36 % of domestic wastewater in Morocco is safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

    79 % of monitored water bodies in Morocco has good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2017)
  • Efficiency

    9 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Morocco (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2019)
  • Water stress

    51 % of the renewable water resources in Morocco is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    71 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Morocco (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020) 
  • Transboundary

    0 % of transboundary basin area has an operational arrangement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

    30 % of the water basins in Morocco is experiencing rapid changes in the area covered by surface waters (SDG 6 indicator 6.6.1, 2020)
  • Cooperation

    282 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Morocco 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 Morocco (SDG indicator 6.b.1, 2014)

Drinking water

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

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

Sanitation and hygiene

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

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

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

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

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in morocco, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 346 (mm/year) (2019)

Renewable water resources: 811 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 313 m3 per capita (2010)

Environmental flow requirements: 28 % of the renewable water resources (2019)

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

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in morocco, 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 morocco, 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 Morocco, 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 Morocco, 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 Morocco, over time

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

Community participation

6.b.1 Procedures in law or policy for participation by users/communities and level of participation in morocco (2019)

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