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Thematic discussion The amount of precipitation falling on land is almost km3 per year. About 56 percent of this amount is evapotranspired by forests and natural landscapes and 5 percent by rainfed agriculture.
The remaining 39 percent or 43 km3 per year is converted to surface runoff feeding rivers and lakes and groundwater feeding aquifers. These are called renewable freshwater resources.
Part of this water is being removed from these rivers or aquifers by installing infrastructure. This removal of water is called water withdrawal.
Most of the withdrawn water is returned to the environment some period of time later, after it has been used.
The quality of the returned water may be less than the quality when it was originally removed. A fourth type of anthropogenic water use is the water that evaporates from artificial lakes or reservoirs associated with dams.
At global level, the withdrawal ratios are 69 percent agricultural, 12 percent municipal and 19 percent industrial.
These numbers, however, are biased strongly by the few countries which have very high water withdrawals. Averaging the ratios of each individual country, we find that "for any given country" these ratios are 59, 23 and 18 percent respectively.
The water withdrawal ratios also vary much between regions, going from 91, 7 and 2 percent for agricultural, municipal and industrial water withdrawal respectively in South Asia to 5, 23 and 73 percent respectively in Western Europe.
For more details about water withdrawal by region, please see this table. The importance of agricultural water withdrawal is highly dependent on both climate and the place of agriculture in the economy.
The chart below shows the water withdrawal ratios by continent, where the agricultural part varies from more than 80 percent in Africa and Asia to just over 20 percent in Europe. Click the chart to magnify The chart below shows global water withdrawal over time by by the three major sectors: Click the chart to magnify The chart below shows global water withdrawal over time with in addition to the water withdrawal by the three major sectors — agriculture including irrigation, livestock watering and cleaning, aquacultureindustries, municipalities — the evaporation from reservoirs, which are artificial lakes created when a dam is built and where water evaporates from their surface area.
While this is not a water withdrawal per se, it should be considered as an anthropogenic consumptive water use, since this evaporation would not take place without the human intervention of building a dam to store freshwater resources for different purposes, such as for withdrawal by one of the above sectors, for generating electricity hydropoweretc.
Click the chart to magnify The graphs below combine global water withdrawal and world population over time. World population increased 4. Thus, global water withdrawal increased 1.
However, it can also be seen from the graph that, while world population is still growing exponentially, increase in water withdrawal has slowed down over the last decades.
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Lace and wool should not be ironed directly. lausannecongress2018.com - Virtual Pet Community! Join up for free games, shops, auctions, chat and more! The amount of precipitation falling on land is almost km 3 per year. About 56 percent of this amount is evapotranspired by forests and natural landscapes and 5 percent by rainfed agriculture.
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