Annual freshwater withdrawals, domestic (% of total freshwater withdrawal)

Definition: Annual freshwater withdrawals refer to total water withdrawals, not counting evaporation losses from storage basins. Withdrawals also include water from desalination plants in countries where they are a significant source. Withdrawals can exceed 100 percent of total renewable resources where extraction from nonrenewable aquifers or desalination plants is considerable or where there is significant water reuse. Withdrawals for domestic uses include drinking water, municipal use or supply, and use for public services, commercial establishments, and homes. Data are for the most recent year available for 1987-2002.

Description: The map below shows how Annual freshwater withdrawals, domestic (% of total freshwater withdrawal) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Monaco, with a value of 100.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Somalia, with a value of 0.45.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, AQUASTAT data.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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