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Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by Environment > Water > Severe water stress

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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Israel 100 2000
2 Syria 99.6 2000
3 Kuwait 97.7 2000
4 Tunisia 89 2000
5 Saudi Arabia 88.3 2000
6 Egypt 88.1 2000
7 Iran 87.5 2000
8 Iraq 86.9 2000
9 Libya 83.7 2000
10 Jordan 82.6 2000
11 Lebanon 82.1 2000
12 Morocco 81.5 2000
13 United Arab Emirates 74 2000
14 Algeria 71 2000
15 Oman 49.2 2000

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Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by Environment > Water > Severe water stress

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