This page will supply some databases related to Freshwater. From these data, it will be possible to make statistical treatments to establish by Countries, Regions, or continents, an overview about freshwater. But, after all, what's freshwater and why it's interesting to learn about, understand and evaluate progress ? First of all, freshwater designates a drinkable water.
The table below, called annual water abstraction by source and by sector (mio m³/year), gives the total volume of fresh water abstracted by countries and for all European Union. It's also possible to recover data about access to an improved water source.
|Water salinity based on dissolved salts in parts per thousand (ppt)|
|Freshwater ||Brackish water||Saline water||Brine|
|< 0.5||0.5 – 30||30 – 50||> 50|
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- Environnement topic page for statistics
- key environmental indicators p.22-25
- OECD Environmental Data Compendium Part I - 3. Inland Waters
- OECD.Stat Extracts
Aims of UNEP is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the Environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. On its website you can find various map about freshwater.
The Statistics Division's main functions are:
- the collection, processing and dissemination of statistical information
- the standardization of statistical methods, classifications and definitions
- the technical cooperation programme and
- the coordination of international statistical programmes and activities.
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EarthTrends is a comprehensive online database, maintained by the World Resources Institute, that focuses on the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world.
More information about freshwater in loging.
POGAR's dedicated to the promotion and development of good governance practices and related reforms in the Arab states. It works in partnership with key governance institutions including legislatures, judiciaries, and civil society organizations to identify needs and solutions.
Among all indicators proposed we can find some about water:
- Access to an improved water source (% of population)
- Population without sustainable access to an improved water source (%)
Find every country statistical website by consulting the concerned country page.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Energy and Water
Energy & Environment
Environment & energy
Energy & Water
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Urban waste water
Water Physical Stock Account 1995–2005
Territory and climate
Land and Inland Waters
Water Data Discovery