OECD and Malaysia: Water Consumption (Part II)

Table above show the sector breakdown of water consumption among OECD countries and Malaysia. While Ireland and Iceland using virtually none of their water resources for agriculture purpose, Greece, Portugal and Australia are using a big share of their water consumption in agriculture sector, as high as above 75% of total water resources.

On the other hand, Finland, Ireland and United Kingdom is using a lot of their water resources for industrial purposes.

As shown in the previous post, Dutch using very little water (29.9 m^3) in the domestic sector, as low as 6.1% of the total water resources they have. New Zealand use as high as 48.5% of their water resources on domestic sector, and 254.1 m^3 per year. Sweden and Austria consume as high as 36.7% and 35.1% of the total water resources on domestic sector, or corresponding to 119.9 m^3 and 104.1 m^3 per year.

source: Finland Statistic Department, World 2003

1 Comment

  1. Edna said,

    September 22, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Is the water consumption per year?

    Than-you Edna


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