Water, by the numbers

Maya Matisse, Infographic Editor

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A bar graph showing the average amount of water consumption in 2002 per person, per day, for countries around the world. Source: Eurostat

A bar graph showing the average amount of water consumption in 2002 per person, per day, for countries around the world. Source: Eurostat. Infographic credit: Maia Matisse

Despite the variability in the population of different countries, the infographic below shows that water consumption is nowhere near equal from country to country, even though regions that need more water than others don’t consume as much. This infographic, created with data from EuroStat, shows that the U.A.E. (1) uses 35 percent more water than Canada (2), despite the fact that population of the U.A.E. is 1/10 of  Canada.

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