List of countries by total renewable water resources Article

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This is a list of countries by total renewable water resources mostly based on The World Factbook. [1] [2] This entry provides the long-term average water availability for a country in cubic kilometers from precipitation, groundwater recharge, and surface inflows from surrounding countries. [1] Fresh and unpolluted water accounts for 0.003% of total water available globally. [3]

Water resource

Main article: Water distribution on Earth, Water Resource.

Out of all the water on Earth, saline water in oceans, seas and saline groundwater make up about 97% of it. Only 2.5–2.75% is fresh water, including 1.75–2% frozen in glaciers, ice and snow, 0.5–0.75% as fresh groundwater and soil moisture, and less than 0.01% of it as surface water in lakes, swamps and rivers. Freshwater lakes contain about 87% of this fresh surface water, including 29% in the African Great Lakes, 22% in Lake Baikal in Russia, 21% in the North American Great Lakes, and 14% in other lakes. Swamps have most of the balance with only a small amount in rivers, most notably the Amazon River. The atmosphere contains 0.04% water. In areas with no fresh water on the ground surface, fresh water derived from precipitation may, because of its lower density, overlie saline ground water in lenses or layers. Most of the world's fresh water is frozen in ice sheets. Many areas suffer from lack of distribution of fresh water, such as deserts.

Renewable Internal Freshwater Resources per capita

According to the Index Mundi’s data, Greenland ranked number 1 and Iceland number 2 in renewable internal freshwater resources per capita with 10,662,190.00 cubic meters and 519,264.70 cubic meters, respectively. Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita are calculated using the World Bank's population estimates. [4]

SN Country Total renewable
water resources
(km³)
Date of
Information
1   Brazil 8,233 2011
2   Russia 4,508 2011
3   United States 3,069 2011
4   Canada 2,902 2011
5   China 2,840 2011
6   Colombia 2,132 2011
  European Union 2,057 2011
7   Indonesia 2,019 2011
8   Peru 1,913 2011
9   India 1,911 2011
10   Congo, Democratic Republic of the 1,283 2011
11   Venezuela 1,233 2011
12   Bangladesh 1,227 2011
13   Myanmar 1,168 2011
14   Chile 922 2011
15   Vietnam 884.1 2011
16   Congo, Republic of the 832 2011
17   Argentina 814 2011
18   Papua New Guinea 801 2011
19   Brazil 622.5 2011
20   Bolivia 580 2011
21   Australia 492 2011
22   Philippines 479 2011
23   Cambodia 476.1 2011
24   Thailand 457.2 2011
25   Mexico 438.6 2011
26   Japan 430 2011
27   Norway 424.4 2011
28   Ecuador 382 2011
29   Paraguay 337 2011
30   Madagascar 336 2011
31   New Zealand 333.5 2011
32   Laos 327 2011
33   Nigeria 950 2011
34   Cameroon 285.5 2011
35   Pakistan 246.8 2011
36   Guyana 241 2011
37   Guinea 232 2011
38   Mozambique 226 2011
39   Romania 217.1 2011
40   Liberia 211.9 2011
41   Turkey 211.6 2011
42   France 211 2011
43     Nepal 209.2 2011
44   Nicaragua 196.6 2011
45   Italy 191.3 2011
46   Sweden 174 2011
47   Iceland 170 2011
48   Gabon 164 2011
49   Serbia 162.2 2011*
50   Sierra Leone 160 2011
51   Germany 154 2011
52   Angola 148 2011
53   Panama 148 2011
54   United Kingdom 147 2011
55   Central African Republic 144.4 2011
56   Ukraine 139.6 2011
57   Ethiopia 139 2011
58   Iran 137 2011
59   Uruguay 122 2011
60   Suriname 122 2011
61   Costa Rica 112.4 2011
62   Spain 111.5 2011
63   Guatemala 111.3 2011
64   Finland 110 2011
65   Zambia 107.5 2011
66   Turkmenistan 105.5 2011
67   Croatia 105.2 2011
68   Hungary 104 2011
69   Mali 100 2011
70   Tanzania 96.27 2011
71   Honduras 95.93 2011
72   Netherlands 91 2011
73   Iraq 89.86 2011
74   Cote d'Ivoire 81.14 2011
75   Austria 78 2011
76   Azerbaijan 77.7 2011
77   Korea, North 77.15 2011
78   Greece 74.25 2011
79   Portugal 69.7 2011
80   Korea, South 68.7 2011
81   Kazakhstan 66 2011
82   Uganda 65.33 2011
83   Sudan 64.5 2011
84   Poland 63.33 2011
85   Georgia 61.6 2011
86   Belarus 58 2011
87   Egypt 57.3 2011
88    Switzerland 53.5 2011
89   Ghana 53.2 2011
90   Sri Lanka 52.8 2011
91   Ireland 52 2011
92   South Africa 51.4 2011
93   Slovakia 50.1 2011
94   Uzbekistan 48.87 2011
95   Solomon Islands 44.7 2011
96   Albania 43 2011
97   Chad 41.7 2011
98   Senegal 38.8 2011
99   Cuba 38.12 2011
100   Bosnia and Herzegovina 37.5 2011
101   Latvia 35.45 2011
102   Mongolia 34.8 2011
103   Bhutan 34.68 2011
104   Niger 33.65 2011
105   Slovenia 31.87 2011
106   Guinea-Bissau 31 2011
107   Morocco 30.7 2011
108   Kenya 29 2011
109   Fiji 28.55 2011
110   Benin 26.39 2011
111   Equatorial Guinea 26 2011
112   El Salvador 25.23 2011
113   Lithuania 24.9 2011
114   Afghanistan 24.77 2011
115   Kyrgyzstan 23.62 2011
116   Tajikistan 21.91 2011
117   Bulgaria 21.3 2011
118   Dominican Republic 21 2011
119   Zimbabwe 20 2011
120   Belize 18.55 2011
121   Belgium 18.3 2011
122   Namibia 17.72 2011
123   Somalia 17.28 2011
124   Malawi 16.8 2011
125   Syria 14.7 2011
126   Togo 14.7 2011
127   Haiti 14.03 2011
128   Czech Republic 13.15 2011
129   Estonia 12.81 2011
130   Burundi 12.54 2011
131   Burkina Faso 12.5 2011
132   Botswana 12.24 2011
133   Algeria 11.67 2011
134   Moldova 11.65 2011
135   Mauritania 11.4 2011
136   Rwanda 9.5 2011
137   Jamaica 9.4 2011
138   Brunei 8.5 2011
139   Gambia 8 2011
140   Armenia 7.77 2011
141   Macedonia 6.4 2011
142   Eritrea 6.3 2011
143   Denmark 6 2011
144   Tunisia 4.6 2011
145   Lebanon 4.51 2011
146   Swaziland 4.5 2011
147   Trinidad and Tobago 3.84 2011
148   Luxembourg 3.1 2011
149   Lesotho 3.02 2011
150   Mauritius 2.75 2011
151   Saudi Arabia 2.4 2011
152   Yemen 2.1 2011
153   Israel 1.78 2011
154   Oman 1.4 2011
155   Comoros 1.2 2011
156   Jordan 0.94 2011
157   Cyprus 0.78 2011
158   Libya 0.7 2011
159   Singapore 0.6 2011
160   Cape Verde 0.3 2011
161   Djibouti 0.3 2011
162   United Arab Emirates 0.15 2011
163   Bahrain 0.12 2011
164   Barbados 0.08 2011
165   Qatar 0.06 2011
166   Antigua and Barbuda 0.05 2011
167   Malta 0.05 2011
168   Maldives 0.03 2011
169   Bahamas 0.02 2011
170   Kuwait 0.02 2011
171   Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.02 2011

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See also

References

  1. ^ a b Factbook, The World. "Total Renewable Water Resources". The World Factbook. Archived from the original on 2015-06-12. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
  2. ^ "World Water Resources by country". FAO. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  3. ^ Peter Gleick; Heather Cooley. "; David Katz (2006)".
  4. ^ Mundi, Index. "Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita". IndexMundi. Retrieved 2016-11-14.