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Water Depletion

Map No. 323

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This map shows those territories that use much of their internal water resources, measured with a threshold of people using more than 10% of renewable water resources. Each territory is resized based on the volume of water used beyond 10%.

75 of the 200 territories used less than 10% of their renewable internal freshwater resources. 51 territories used between 10% and 100% of water resources, 15 territories used 100% or more. 59 territories were missing data.

Egypt uses 33 times its internal water resources - the River Nile supplies Egypt with rainwater from elsewhere. Water supplies vary: 4 territories use more per person than Egypt but under 5% of their total internal resources.

"The moment one starts using freshwater beyond the rate at which it can be replenished, the hydrological cycle is endangered." Dinyar Godrej, 2003

Territory size shows the proportion of all water used that is more than 10% of the renewable internal freshwater resources of that territory.


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