The charts below show the distribution of the world’s water and the use of water in three countries.

Jan 12, 2020 / Academic / 10:10 am

You should spend around 20 minutes on this task.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.


Information regarding the global water distribution and its pattern of consumption in three distinct countries is portrayed in the given charts.

As per the first pie-chart, of the total global water availability, the lion’s share (97%) is saline. Of the 3% fresh water left, just over a fifth is found either as ground water (20%) or as surface water (1%). The rest is held as ice and in glaciers.

Turning to the rate of water consumption, among the first two mentioned countries (Egypt and Saudi Arabia), the agrarian sector consumes the most, which accounts nearly 80% of the total. The rest is seen distributed between the domestic and industrial sectors, with the rate of consumption in the former sector a slightly higher. However, in Canada, this pattern is almost the opposite, where the share of water used for industrial purposes is the highest at nearly 80%.

Overall, it is clear that the distribution of world’s water resources is different and so do its consumption pattern in the mentioned countries.

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