List of countries by total renewable water resources

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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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  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.