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Definition
The level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources is the ratio between total freshwater withdrawn by all major sectors and total renewable freshwater resources, after taking into account environmental water requirements. Main sectors, as defined by ISIC standards, include agriculture; forestry and fishing; manufacturing; electricity industry; and services. This indicator is also known as water withdrawal intensity.

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Proportion of countries by IWRM implementation category (%), Very low Nationally derived quantity of open water bodies, Mm3/a Proportion of countries by IWRM implementation category (%), Medium high Dams

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