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Significant bodies of fresh water flowing in a definite course across an area of land, which typically ends at the coast or in a lake. The definition of river water body includes its associated floodplains. Rivers are reported separately from vegetated wetlands and open water bodies. Metadata:,,

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Proportion of countries by IWRM implementation category (%), High Level of water stress, % (SDG 6.4.2) Renewable water, total per capita Nationally derived quantity of open water bodies, Mm3/a

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