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failed states Compared by Environment > Freshwater > Annual freshwater withdrawals > Total > Billion cubic meters

DEFINITION: Annual freshwater withdrawals refer to total water withdrawals, not counting evaporation losses from storage basins. Withdrawals also include water from desalination plants in countries where they are a significant source. Withdrawals can exceed 100 percent of total renewable resources where extraction from nonrenewable aquifers or desalination plants is considerable or where there is significant water reuse. Withdrawals for agriculture and industry are total withdrawals for irrigation and livestock production and for direct industrial use (including withdrawals for cooling thermoelectric plants). Withdrawals for domestic uses include drinking water, municipal use or supply, and use for public services, commercial establishments, and homes. Data are for the most recent year available for 1987-2002.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Pakistan 169.39 2000
2 Iraq 66 2000
3 Sudan 37.32 2000
4 Afghanistan 23.26 2000
5 Nigeria 8.01 2000
6 Zimbabwe 4.21 2002
7 Somalia 3.3 2003
8 Guinea 1.51 2000
9 Haiti 0.99 2000
10 Cote d'Ivoire 0.93 2000
11 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.36 2000
12 Chad 0.23 2000
13 Guinea-Bissau 0.17 2000
14 Central African Republic 0.03 2000

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