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Freshwater withdrawal as % of total actual renewable water resources


Egypt is the top country by freshwater withdrawal in the world. As of 2014, freshwater withdrawal in Egypt was 4,100 %. The top 5 countries also includes Libya, Sudan, Azerbaijan, and Jordan.

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What is freshwater withdrawal?

Total freshwater withdrawn in a given year, expressed in percentage of the actual total renewable water resources (TRWR_actual). This parameter is an indication of the pressure on the renewable water resources.