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Internal renewable water resources

(billion cubic meters per year)

Brazil is the top country by internal renewable water resources in the world. As of 2017, internal renewable water resources in Brazil was 5,661 billion cubic meters per year that accounts for 13.23 % of the world's internal renewable water resources. The top 5 countries (others are Russian Federation, Canada, the United States of America, and China) account for 43.11 % of it. The world's total internal renewable water resources was estimated at 42,802 billion cubic meters per year in 2017.

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What is internal renewable water resources?

Internal Renewable Water Resources (IRWR): Long-term average annual flow of rivers and recharge of aquifers generated from endogenous precipitation. Double counting of surface water and groundwater resources is avoided by deducting the overlap from the sum of the surface water and groundwater resources

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