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Freshwater under threat: South Asia

dc.contributorDEWA
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programme
dc.coverage.spatialSouth Asia
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T19:59:09Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T19:59:09Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-807-2949-8
dc.identifier.otherDEW/1102/BA
dc.identifier.urihttps://wedocs.unep.org/20.500.11822/7715
dc.descriptionThe South Asian countries (Afghanistan
dc.descriptionBangladesh
dc.descriptionBhutan
dc.descriptionIndia
dc.descriptionIran
dc.descriptionMaldives
dc.descriptionNepal
dc.descriptionPakistan
dc.descriptionSri Lanka) are home to about one-fourth of the world's population, but only contain about 4.5 per cent (1,945 billion m3) of the world's annual renewable water resources (43,659 billion m3). Except for Bhutan and Nepal, the per capita water availability in the region is less than the world average, with water use in this region being limited mainly to the agriculture sector. Almost 95 per cent of the withdrawn water is consumed by the agriculture sector, a much larger proportion than the average global agricultural water use (70 per cent). In contrast, the region generally exhibits very limited water use in the industrial and domestic sectors.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUNEP
dc.relation695
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectfreshwater
dc.subjectwater
dc.subjectenvironmental policy
dc.subjectecology
dc.subjectAtlas
dc.subjectFresh Water
dc.subjectThreat
dc.subjectSouth Asia
dc.subjectFresh
dc.subjectWater;
dc.subject.classificationEcosystem Management
dc.subject.classificationClimate Change
dc.titleFreshwater under threat: South Asia
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.old-id846
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000040
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000037


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