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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Water consumption - top countries
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Freshwater use is partly based on several socio-economic development factors, including population, physiography, and climatic characteristics. This graphic illustrates the world's top 20 water consumers per capita, in cubic metres, which signify which countries are more effective in using the water.