Annual freshwater withdrawals

(billion cubic meters)

India is the top country by freshwater withdrawals in the world. As of 2020, freshwater withdrawals in India was 647.5 billion cubic meters that accounts for 16.63% of the world's freshwater withdrawals. The top 5 countries (others are China, the United States of America, Indonesia, and Pakistan) account for 53.22% of it. The world's total freshwater withdrawals was estimated at 3,894.7 billion cubic meters in 2020.

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What is freshwater withdrawals?

Total annual amount of water withdrawn