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World Resources 2000-2001, People and Ecosystems: the Fraying Web of Life, World Resources Institute (WRI), Washington DC, 2000.
Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Freshwater withdrawal in agriculture, industry and domestic use
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The agricultural sector is by far the biggest user of freshwater, primarily for irrigation of arable land. This graphic shows the relative percentages of water use by the agricultural, industrial and domestic sectors in the countries of the world in 2000.