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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Availability 84.51 thousand cubic metres 1990 4th out of 141
Dissolved oxygen concentration 10.85 mls/litre 1994 8th out of 141
Drinking water > Population with improved drinking water sources > Rural 99 2011 51st out of 190
Drinking water > Population with improved drinking water sources > Urban 100 2011 44th out of 198
Drinking water > Population with improved drinking water sources > Urban and rural 99.81 2011 39th out of 194
Freshwater pollution 0.11 tons/cubic km 2001 60th out of 69
Net freshwater supplied by water supply industry per capita 175.28 cubic metres 1996 6th out of 32
Net freshwater supplied by water supply industry to households per capita 110.27 cubic metres 1996 2nd out of 31
Population connected to wastewater collecting system 74.3% 1999 20th out of 43
Population connected to wastewater treatment 71.7% 1999 11th out of 38
Population supplied by water supply industry 92% 1999 16th out of 32
Proportion of marine area under protection 1.35% 2012 118th out of 169
Severe water stress 0.9 2000 85th out of 140
Volume of reservoirs 53.8 km³ 1981 1st out of 1
Volume of reservoirs per million people 2.16 km³ 1981 1st out of 1

SOURCES: Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, WaterGAP 2.1B, 2001 via ciesin.org; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Global Environmental Monitoring System/Water Quality Monitoring System, with data for an additional 29 countries from Prescott-Allen,R. The Well being of Nations, Washington, DC: Island Press, 2001; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; World Bank, World Development Indicators 2001, Washington, DC: World Bank, 2001 (for BOD emissions)and Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, WaterGap 2.1, 2000 (for data on waterquantity). via ciesin.org; http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=ENV&f=variableID%3a29, Net freshwater supplied by water supply industry. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=ENV&f=variableID%3a38, Net freshwater supplied by water supply industry to: Households. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, WaterGap 2.1, 2000 via ciesin.org; Wikipedia: List of reservoirs by volume; Wikipedia: List of reservoirs by volume. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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Canada Environment > Water Profiles (Subcategories)

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