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Namibia

Location

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

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 823,290 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 47% agriculture, 8% forest and 45% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 2,448,255 people (2018)
  • Population density: 3 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 50% lives in urban areas and 50% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 24,231,923,170 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 9,898 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 7% from agriculture, 58% from services and 29% from industry (2018)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Namibia

  • Drinking water

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

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

    45 % of the population in Namibia has a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2017)
  • Wastewater

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

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

    33 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Namibia (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2019)
  • Water stress

    1 % of the renewable water resources in Namibia is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    53 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Namibia (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020) 
  • Transboundary

    100 % of transboundary basin area has an operational arrangement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

    24 % of the water basins in Namibia is experiencing rapid changes in the area covered by surface waters (SDG 6 indicator 6.6.1, 2020)
  • Cooperation

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

Drinking water

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

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

Sanitation and hygiene

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

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

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

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

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in namibia, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 285 (mm/year) (2019)

Renewable water resources: 15,750 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 147 m3 per capita (2002)

Environmental flow requirements: 18 % of the renewable water resources (2019)

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

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in namibia, 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 namibia, 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 Namibia, 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 Namibia, 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 Namibia, over time

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

Community participation

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

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