So what are the countries that have most fresh water? Water is indispensable for any living creatures. Everything contains water even our brain, too. When you can hear that the 71% of the Earth is made out of water, you could say that we don’t have to worry any more because we have plenty. But the problem is that most of the living creatures need fresh water- and more than 97% of Earth is saline water. In this case we have 3% fresh water, and its 2% contained in ice, snow and glaciers, while 0,75% goes to groundwater. Lakes and rivers contain about 0.01% of all water on Earth. So we have 0.003% of fresh, clean, unpolluted water left. As the world’s population is continually growing, our water consumption is also growing. The predictions of the World Bank are terrible. If the world continues like this there will be an estimate of 40% shortfall between available water supply and forecasted demand by 2030. By 2050 the population of Earth will reach 9.5 billion which will increase the agricultural production by 60% and its water withdrawals by 15%. In other words water will be more expensive than gold.

In order to create their list, Insider Monkey has used World Bank’s data about renewable freshwater resources for each country. The countries you can find in the list have the most billion cubic meters of renewable fresh water resources generated within entered the list. We have picked three countries: Myanmar, India, and Peru.
For any further interesting information, you should read Insider Monkey’s article about the countries that have most fresh water.


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