Belgium - Annual freshwater withdrawals

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

Annual freshwater withdrawals, agriculture (% of total freshwater withdrawal) in Belgium was 0.67 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 4.00 in 1982, while its lowest value was 0.21 in 1997.

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 agriculture are total withdrawals for irrigation and livestock production. Data are for the most recent year available for 1987-2002.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, AQUASTAT data.

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Year Value
1982 4.00
1997 0.21
2002 0.57
2007 0.59
2012 0.67
2014 0.67

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

Annual freshwater withdrawals, domestic (% of total freshwater withdrawal) in Belgium was 11.81 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 11.81 in 2014, while its lowest value was 10.92 in 2002.

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.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, AQUASTAT data.

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Year Value
1982 11.00
1997 11.37
2002 10.92
2007 11.75
2012 11.81
2014 11.81

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

Annual freshwater withdrawals, industry (% of total freshwater withdrawal) in Belgium was 87.53 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 88.51 in 2002, while its lowest value was 85.01 in 1982.

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 industry are total withdrawals for direct industrial use (including withdrawals for cooling thermoelectric plants). Data are for the most recent year available for 1987-2002.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, AQUASTAT data.

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Year Value
1982 85.01
1997 88.43
2002 88.51
2007 87.66
2012 87.53
2014 87.53

Annual freshwater withdrawals, total (billion cubic meters)

The value for Annual freshwater withdrawals, total (billion cubic meters) in Belgium was 6.01 as of 2014. As the graph below shows, over the past 32 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 9.03 in 1982 and a minimum value of 6.01 in 2012.

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 agriculture and industry are total withdrawals for irrigation and livestock production and for direct industrial use (including withdrawals for cooling thermoelectric plants). 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.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, AQUASTAT data.

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Year Value
1982 9.03
1997 7.69
2002 6.74
2007 6.22
2012 6.01
2014 6.01

Annual freshwater withdrawals, total (% of internal resources)

Annual freshwater withdrawals, total (% of internal resources) in Belgium was 50.04 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 75.25 in 1982, while its lowest value was 50.04 in 2012.

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 agriculture and industry are total withdrawals for irrigation and livestock production and for direct industrial use (including withdrawals for cooling thermoelectric plants). 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.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, AQUASTAT data.

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Year Value
1982 75.25
1997 64.08
2002 56.15
2007 51.81
2012 50.04
2014 50.04

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Freshwater