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Agricultural water withdrawal

(billion cubic meters per year)

Egypt is the top country by agricultural water withdrawal in the world. As of 2017, agricultural water withdrawal in Egypt was 61.35 billion cubic meters per year that accounts for 63.88 % of the world's agricultural water withdrawal. The top 5 countries (others are Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Tunisia, and Armenia) account for 99.94 % of it. The world's total agricultural water withdrawal was estimated at 96.03 billion cubic meters per year in 2017.

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What is agricultural water withdrawal?

Annual quantity of water withdrawn for irrigation, livestock and aquaculture purposes. It includes renewable freshwater resources as well as over-abstraction of renewable groundwater or withdrawal of fossil groundwater, use of agricultural drainage water, (treated) wastewater and desalinated water.

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