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Environment > Water > Severe water stress: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Percent of country's territory under severe water stress
Units: Percent of Land Area
Units: This data is derived from the WaterGap 2.1 gridded hydrological model developed by the Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, Germany. The modellers derived, for each country, grid cell by grid cell estimates of whether the water consumption exceeds 40 percent of the water available in that particular grid cell. These were then converted to land area equivalents in order to calculate the percentage of the territory under severe water stress.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
=1 Israel 100 2000
=1 Trinidad and Tobago 100 2000
3 Syria 99.6 2000
4 Nepal 98.1 2000
5 Kuwait 97.7 2000
6 Azerbaijan 95.4 2000
7 Belgium 93.9 2000
8 Tajikistan 93.2 2000
9 Kyrgyzstan 93 2000
10 Turkmenistan 92.9 2000
11 Republic of Macedonia 91.6 2000
12 Tunisia 89 2000
13 Saudi Arabia 88.3 2000
14 Egypt 88.1 2000
15 Iran 87.5 2000
16 Uzbekistan 87.1 2000
17 Iraq 86.9 2000
18 Armenia 84.6 2000
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 84.08 2000
19 Libya 83.7 2000
20 Jordan 82.6 2000
21 Lebanon 82.1 2000
22 Morocco 81.5 2000
23 India 80.2 2000
24 Pakistan 76.3 2000
25 United Arab Emirates 74 2000
26 Spain 72.3 2000
27 Algeria 71 2000
28 South Africa 68.5 2000
South and Central Asia average (profile) 67.53 2000
29 Turkey 61.7 2000
OPEC countries average (profile) 60.93 2000
30 Kazakhstan 60.4 2000
31 Greece 58 2000
32 Portugal 54.7 2000
33 South Korea 49.8 2000
34 Oman 49.2 2000
35 Bulgaria 45.9 2000
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 45.31 2000
36 China 44.7 2000
South Asia average (profile) 44.65 2000
37 Mexico 43.8 2000
38 Chile 41.1 2000
39 Niger 40.5 2000
40 Sri Lanka 39.5 2000
41 Netherlands 36 2000
42 United States 31.3 2000
43 Sudan 31.1 2000
44 Somalia 26.9 2000
45 Italy 26.3 2000
46 Ethiopia 24.7 2000
47 Cuba 24.6 2000
Eurozone average (profile) 24.27 2000
48 Peru 23.6 2000
49 Argentina 23.3 2000
Non-religious countries average (profile) 23.25 2000
50 Bangladesh 22.1 2000
Emerging markets average (profile) 22 2000
Cold countries average (profile) 21.62 2000
High income OECD countries average (profile) 21.15 2000
51 United Kingdom 21 2000
Former French colonies average (profile) 20.78 2000
NATO countries average (profile) 20.05 2000
failed states average (profile) 19.81 2000
52 Albania 19.5 2000
53 France 19.4 2000
=54 Nigeria 17.8 2000
=54 Namibia 17.8 2000
European Union average (profile) 17.66 2000
56 Ukraine 17 2000
57 Zimbabwe 16.2 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 15.64 2000
58 Botswana 14.2 2000
59 Bolivia 14 2000
60 Mozambique 13.6 2000
61 Philippines 10.4 2000
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 10.32 2000
62 Japan 9.5 2000
63 Mongolia 8.1 2000
64 Australia 8 2000
65 Denmark 7.7 2000
66 Mauritania 6.9 2000
67 Moldova 6.3 2000
68 Senegal 5 2000
69 Dominica 4.5 2000
70 Russia 3.8 2000
=71 Vietnam 2.8 2000
=71 North Korea 2.8 2000
73 Mali 2.7 2000
74 Venezuela 2.4 2000
75 Chad 2.3 2000
76 Finland 2.1 2000
=77 Madagascar 1.7 2000
=77 Romania 1.7 2000
79 Malaysia 1.6 2000
80 Indonesia 1.4 2000
81 Ecuador 1.2 2000
=82 Kenya 1.1 2000
=82 Germany 1.1 2000
84 Colombia 1 2000
85 Canada 0.9 2000
=86 Thailand 0.6 2000
=86 Sweden 0.6 2000
=88 Norway 0.4 2000
=88 Lithuania 0.4 2000
=90 Estonia 0.3 2000
=90 Brazil 0.3 2000
=90 Nicaragua 0.3 2000
=93 Cameroon 0.0 2000
=93 Burkina Faso 0.0 2000
=93 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0 2000
=93 Liberia 0.0 2000
=93 Tanzania 0.0 2000
=93 Slovakia 0.0 2000
=93 Malawi 0.0 2000
=93 Central African Republic 0.0 2000
=93 Guinea 0.0 2000
=93 Panama 0.0 2000
=93 Costa Rica 0.0 2000
=93 Ireland 0.0 2000
=93 El Salvador 0.0 2000
=93 Rwanda 0.0 2000
=93 Sierra Leone 0.0 2000
=93 Papua New Guinea 0.0 2000
=93 Hungary 0.0 2000
=93 Paraguay 0.0 2000
=93 Cambodia 0.0 2000
=93 Ghana 0.0 2000
=93 Slovenia 0.0 2000
=93 Guatemala 0.0 2000
=93 Gabon 0.0 2000
=93 New Zealand 0.0 2000
=93 Jamaica 0.0 2000
=93 Czech Republic 0.0 2000
=93 Laos 0.0 2000
=93 Cote d'Ivoire 0.0 2000
=93 Benin 0.0 2000
=93 Togo 0.0 2000
=93 Angola 0.0 2000
=93 Austria 0.0 2000
=93 Latvia 0.0 2000
=93 Uganda 0.0 2000
=93 Belarus 0.0 2000
=93 Haiti 0.0 2000
=93 Croatia 0.0 2000
=93 Guinea-Bissau 0.0 2000
=93 Switzerland 0.0 2000
=93 Uruguay 0.0 2000
=93 Burundi 0.0 2000
=93 Bhutan 0.0 2000
=93 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.0 2000
=93 Iceland 0.0 2000
=93 Zambia 0.0 2000
=93 Poland 0.0 2000
=93 Burma 0.0 2000
=93 Honduras 0.0 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Water > Severe water stress. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, WaterGap 2.1, 2000 via ciesin.org. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/Water/Severe-water-stress

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Interesting observations about Environment > Water > Severe water stress

  • India ranked first for water > severe water stress amongst Emerging markets in 2000.
  • Israel ranked first for water > severe water stress amongst High income OECD countries in 2000.
  • Belgium ranked first for water > severe water stress amongst Christian countries in 2000.
  • Syria ranked first for water > severe water stress amongst Muslim countries in 2000.
  • Trinidad and Tobago ranked first for water > severe water stress amongst Hot countries in 2000.
  • Nepal ranked first for water > severe water stress amongst Cold countries in 2000.
  • Azerbaijan ranked first for water > severe water stress amongst Europe in 2000.
  • United States ranked first for water > severe water stress amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2000.
  • Spain ranked first for water > severe water stress amongst Catholic countries in 2000.
  • South Africa ranked first for water > severe water stress amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2000.
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