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The U.S. ranks 60th in renewable freshwater withdrawal

26 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to data gathered between 2000 and 2010 by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the United States withdrew 15.53% of its total renewable freshwater resources, which makes the United States rank sixtieth in that category. Kuwait ranks first, withdrawing 2075% of its total renewable freshwater resources in 2002.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in groundwater withdrawal

24 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the United States withdraws an estimated 478.40 cubic kilometers of groundwater each year, which makes the United States rank third in the world in that category. India ranks first, withdrawing an estimated 761.00 cubic kilometers per year.

The U.S. ranks 64th in rural drinking water quality

22 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2008, 94% of rural Americans had access to improved drinking water sources, which makes the United States rank sixty-fourth in the world in that category. More than twenty countries tied for first, each with 100% access to improved drinking water sources.

The U.S. ranks 55th in rural drinking water

19 January 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, 94% of rural Americans had access to improved drinking water sources, which made the United States tied for fifty-fifth with Guatemala, Micronesia, and Palau in that category. Thirty-one nations tied for first, with 100% access to improved drinking water for their rural populations.

The U.S. ranks 56th in per capita renewable water

4 June 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, the United States has renewable water resources in the amount of 10,333 cubic meters per person, which is enough to make the United States rank fifty-sixth in that category. Iceland ranks first, with 582,192 cubic meters of per capita renewable water.

For the world as a whole, there is 8,549 cubic meters of renewable water per person.

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The U.S. ranks 3rd in renewable water

30 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, the United States has total actual renewable water resources totaling 3069 cubic kilometers, enough to make the United States rank third in that category. Brazil ranks first, with renewable water resources of 8233 cubic kilometers.

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The U.S. ranks 10th in groundwater withdrawal

4 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, the United States has an annual per capita groundwater withdrawal rate of 429.4 cubic meters, which makes it rank tenth in that category. Saudi Arabia ranks first, with 869.9 cubic meters of annual per capita groundwater withdrawal.

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