Electricity / Energy Efficiency / Environmental Health & Safety

These 10 Countries Use The Most Water

By Chemical Processing Staff

Oct 17, 2016

Water consumption is increasing all around the world.  According to Waterless Co. Inc., the impetus for this increase is due primarily to:

  • Worldwide population growth.
  • The "urbanization" of countries around the globe.
  • Increased water consumption as the quality of life improves in many countries.

So where is water used the most around the world?

According to published reports attributed to National Water Footprint Accounts, UNESCO-IHE 2011 by Waterless Co., the annual water "footprint" stats for the top 10 water-using countries around the world are:

* China: 1.5 billion people, 362 trillion gallons annually

* United States: 300 million people, 216 trillion gallons

* Brazil: 175 million people, 95 trillion gallons

* Russia: 143 million people, 71 trillion gallons

* Mexico: 100 million people, 53 trillion gallons

* India: 1.1 billion people, 30 trillion gallons

* England: 60 million people, 20 trillion gallons

* France: 60 million people, 20 trillion gallons

* Canada: 33 million people, 19 trillion gallons

* Australia: 20 million people, 12 trillion gallons

"These water footprint statistics, which indicate water consumption in each country, are the total amount of fresh water used in these countries for home consumption, industrial use, agriculture, livestock, irrigation, etc.," says Klaus Reichardt, CEO and founder of Waterless Co., Inc., which manufactures no-water urinals. "We must not forget that the delivery, collection, storage and treatment of water also means more electricity is necessary in these countries. Because burning coal is the primary way electricity is generated around the globe, this means more greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere."

For more information, visit: www.waterless.com