The world is full of surprises and differences. The natural resources has been divided throughout the world. Some countries are rich in natural resources while somewhere there is less. Anyway the balance has been maintained by nature to keep things in place. In this article we are going to discuss about five richest country in water resources on the planet. The list is made on the basis of the data provided by The World Factbook with respect to total renewable water resources. The water availability is measured in cubic kilometers. 1 cubic Kilometer of water contains 10 to the power of 12 liter of water!
The total amount of water resources available in the country through internal or external, surface and ground water which is generated and maintained through the hydrological cycle are known as renewable water resources. The renewable water resources are always available. While the non renewable water resources include deep aquifers which does not get recharged and gets depleted and thus called non renewable. Only around 0.003% of total global water is fresh and unpolluted.Out of total water 97% of water is contributed by saline water in oceans, seas and groundwater. And only 2.5-2.75% of water is fresh water.
Let’s start our Epic Top 5 Countdown of Richest Country in Water Resources in the World!
China is the fifth richest country in water resources in the world! It has a total of 2,840 cubic kilometers of renewable water resources. Around 204 liters of water is consumed in China per person per day. A growing population and speeding rapid development has resulted in pollution of water in many rivers of China.
Water Demand scenario in China is
- 65% agriculture
- 23% industry
- 12% domestic
Canada is the fourth richest country in water resources in the world! It has a total of 2,902 cubic kilometers of renewable water resources. Canadians river supply 9% of total renewable water resources in the world. 343 liters of water is consumed in Canada per capital per day.
3. United States
United States is the fifth richest country in water resources in the world! It has a total of 3,069 cubic kilometers of renewable water resources. 338 liters of water is consumed per person per day in America as per the data provided in 2010.
Russia is the second richest country in water resources in the world! It has a total of 4,508 cubic kilometers of renewable water resources. Surface water provides 70% of drinking water and 30% comes from surface water. The per day consumption of urban population is 248 liters per capital. One fourth of world’s freshwater that comes from surface and ground water is available in Russia.
Brazil is the richest country in water resources in the world! It has a total of 8,233 cubic kilometers of renewable water resources. Brazil is home to 20% of worlds water supply but it’s people face water crisis as it has a huge population of 207 million. Due to geographical disparity between rural and urban areas the water supply is affected in the country. 167 liter of water is used per capital per day in Brazil. Around 5 million people do not have access to safe water in Brazil. 97% of population in Brazil have access to safe water according to the data of 2015 survey.
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