Here are the top ten countries with the highest freshwater withdrawal, according to the World Bank:
- United States
- Saudi Arabia
Freshwater is found beneath the Earth’s surface as groundwater and in surface water storages such as lakes, streams, and swampy areas. The world map with top ten countries by freshwater with-drawl shows the top ten countries that use the maximum freshwater. As shown in the map, India withdraws the maximum freshwater. China ranks second followed by United States, Pakistan, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Mexico, and Russia.
|Country||Total withdrawal (km3/year)|
World Top Ten – Geography Maps