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Environment > Water > Freshwater pollution: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Industrial organic pollutants per available freshwater
Units: Metric Tons of BOD Emissions per Cubic Km of Water
Units: Emissions of organic water pollutants are measured by biochemical oxygen demand, which refers to the amount of oxygen that bacteria in water will consume in breaking down waste. This is a standard water-treatment test for the presence of organic pollutants. The data from the World Bank, which represented BOD emissions (kilograms per day) were normalized by the combination of water availability per capita and water inflow availability per capita from the WaterGap2.1 model. In calculating the ESI, the base-10 logarithm of this variable was used.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Israel 27.07 tons/cubic km 2001
2 Jordan 11.53 tons/cubic km 2001
3 Tunisia 11.4 tons/cubic km 2001
4 Algeria 8.58 tons/cubic km 2001
5 Czech Republic 7.9 tons/cubic km 2001
6 Morocco 7.85 tons/cubic km 2001
7 Denmark 7.13 tons/cubic km 2001
8 Poland 5.85 tons/cubic km 2001
9 South Korea 5.68 tons/cubic km 2001
10 Ukraine 5.52 tons/cubic km 2001
11 South Africa 4.74 tons/cubic km 2001
12 Republic of Macedonia 4.7 tons/cubic km 2001
13 Japan 4.27 tons/cubic km 2001
14 China 3.78 tons/cubic km 2001
15 Spain 3.7 tons/cubic km 2001
16 Egypt 3.58 tons/cubic km 2001
17 United Kingdom 3.34 tons/cubic km 2001
High income OECD countries average (profile) 3.3 tons/cubic km 2001
18 Switzerland 3.02 tons/cubic km 2001
19 Portugal 2.5 tons/cubic km 2001
20 France 2.49 tons/cubic km 2001
21 Oman 2.3 tons/cubic km 2001
22 Jamaica 2.19 tons/cubic km 2001
23 Armenia 2.14 tons/cubic km 2001
=24 Slovenia 1.32 tons/cubic km 2001
=24 Greece 1.32 tons/cubic km 2001
=26 Lithuania 1.29 tons/cubic km 2001
=26 Netherlands 1.29 tons/cubic km 2001
28 El Salvador 1.21 tons/cubic km 2001
29 Hungary 1.17 tons/cubic km 2001
30 United States 1.14 tons/cubic km 2001
31 Turkey 1.1 tons/cubic km 2001
32 India 0.97 tons/cubic km 2001
33 Austria 0.88 tons/cubic km 2001
34 Latvia 0.8 tons/cubic km 2001
35 Kenya 0.78 tons/cubic km 2001
36 Slovakia 0.76 tons/cubic km 2001
37 Philippines 0.69 tons/cubic km 2001
38 Ireland 0.68 tons/cubic km 2001
39 Sweden 0.62 tons/cubic km 2001
40 Finland 0.61 tons/cubic km 2001
41 Bulgaria 0.51 tons/cubic km 2001
42 Senegal 0.48 tons/cubic km 2001
43 Russia 0.43 tons/cubic km 2001
=44 Zimbabwe 0.42 tons/cubic km 2001
=44 Mexico 0.42 tons/cubic km 2001
46 Malaysia 0.4 tons/cubic km 2001
47 Costa Rica 0.36 tons/cubic km 2001
48 Croatia 0.32 tons/cubic km 2001
49 Albania 0.27 tons/cubic km 2001
50 Chile 0.25 tons/cubic km 2001
51 Norway 0.2 tons/cubic km 2001
52 Botswana 0.18 tons/cubic km 2001
=53 Nepal 0.17 tons/cubic km 2001
=53 New Zealand 0.17 tons/cubic km 2001
=55 Ethiopia 0.16 tons/cubic km 2001
=55 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.16 tons/cubic km 2001
=55 Indonesia 0.16 tons/cubic km 2001
58 Panama 0.15 tons/cubic km 2001
59 Guatemala 0.12 tons/cubic km 2001
=60 Cote d'Ivoire 0.11 tons/cubic km 2001
=60 Canada 0.11 tons/cubic km 2001
62 Ecuador 0.09 tons/cubic km 2001
63 Iceland 0.08 tons/cubic km 2001
64 Venezuela 0.07 tons/cubic km 2001
65 Cameroon 0.05 tons/cubic km 2001
=66 Colombia 0.03 tons/cubic km 2001
=66 Uruguay 0.03 tons/cubic km 2001
=68 Burma 0.0 2001
=68 Mozambique 0.0 2001

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Water > Freshwater pollution. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/Water/Freshwater-pollution

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Interesting observations about Environment > Water > Freshwater pollution

  • Israel ranked first for water > freshwater pollution amongst High income OECD countries in 2001.
  • Czech Republic ranked first for water > freshwater pollution amongst Europe in 2001.
  • Poland ranked first for water > freshwater pollution amongst Emerging markets in 2001.
  • All of the top 2 countries by water > freshwater pollution are Former British Colonies'.
  • United States ranked second last for water > freshwater pollution amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2001.
  • Denmark ranked second for water > freshwater pollution amongst European Union in 2001.
  • Canada ranked second last for water > freshwater pollution amongst NATO countries in 2001.
  • Spain ranked first for water > freshwater pollution amongst Eurozone in 2001.
  • All of the top 2 countries by water > freshwater pollution are Heavily indebted.
  • All of the top 2 countries by water > freshwater pollution are Middle East and North African.
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