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Senegal

Location

  • Geographical region: Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa
  • SDG region: SDG Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Least Developed Countries

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 192,530 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 46% agriculture, 43% forest and 11% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 15,854,360 people (2018)
  • Population density: 82 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 47% lives in urban areas and 53% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 53,212,557,802 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 3,356 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 17% from agriculture, 50% from services and 23% from industry (2018)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Senegal

  • Drinking water

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

    24 % of the population in Senegal uses a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2020)
  • Hygiene

    22 % of the population in Senegal has a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2020)
  • Wastewater

    14 % of domestic wastewater in Senegal is safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

    44 % of monitored water bodies in Senegal has good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2020)
  • Efficiency

    8 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Senegal (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2019)
  • Water stress

    12 % of the renewable water resources in Senegal is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    50 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Senegal (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020) 
  • Transboundary

    35 % of transboundary basin area has an operational arrangement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

    26 % of the water basins in Senegal is experiencing rapid changes in the area covered by surface waters (SDG 6 indicator 6.6.1, 2020)
  • Cooperation

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

Drinking water

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

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

Sanitation and hygiene

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

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

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

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

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in senegal, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 686 (mm/year) (2019)

Renewable water resources: 2,459 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 214 m3 per capita (2002)

Environmental flow requirements: 51 % of the renewable water resources (2019)

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

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in senegal, 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 senegal, 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 Senegal, 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 Senegal, 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 Senegal, over time

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Senegal 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 Senegal, by funding source (2016)

Community participation

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

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