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Renewable Internal Freshwater 2020

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Fresh water by Country 2024

Fresh water is extremely precious. It is estimated that only 2.5-2.75% of the water on the planet is fresh water and fit for consumption (typically after some sort of filtration). Most of the fresh surface water can be found in the African Great Lakes, the Baikal Lake in Russia, and the North American Great Lakes. As of 2020 (the most recent year for which data is available as of 2024), Iceland has the most renewable freshwater per capita and Brazil has the greatest volume of fresh water overall. Fresh water amounts are measured in cubic kilometers (km³) of water.

  • Values are displayed in cubic meters (m³) of freshwater

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Country
Renewable Internal Freshwater 2020 (m³)
Renewable Internal Freshwater PerCapita 2020 (m³)
Brazil5.7T26,553
Russia4.3T29,929
Canada2.9T74,986
United States2.8T8,500
China2.8T1,993
Colombia2.1T42,116
Indonesia2T7,426
Peru1.6T49,272
India1.4T1,036
Myanmar1T18,771
DR Congo900B9,693
Chile885B45,854
Venezuela805B28,255
Papua New Guinea801B82,157
Malaysia580B17,470
Australia492B19,182
Philippines479B4,270
Ecuador442.4B25,153
Japan430B3,406
Mexico409B3,246
Norway382B71,011
Vietnam359.4B3,719
Madagascar337B11,940
New Zealand327B64,241
Bolivia303.5B25,427
Argentina292B6,435
Cameroon273B10,305
Guyana241B302,307
Turkey227B2,722
Guinea226B17,115
Thailand224.5B3,141
Republic of the Congo222B38,933
Nigeria221B1,061
France200B2,960
Liberia200B39,311
Nepal198.2B6,753
Laos190.4B26,013
Italy182.5B3,070
Sweden171B16,516
Iceland170B463,894
Gabon164B71,535
Sierra Leone160B19,432
Nicaragua156.2B23,122
Angola148B4,427
United Kingdom145B2,162
Central African Republic141B26,390
Panama136.6B31,809
Iran128.5B1,472
Ethiopia122B1,041
Cambodia120.6B7,355
Paraguay117B17,677
Costa Rica113B22,057
Spain111.2B2,348
Guatemala109.2B6,478
Germany107B1,287
Finland107B19,351
Bangladesh105B627
Mozambique100.3B3,217
Suriname99B163,080
Uruguay92.2B26,888
Honduras90.7B8,957
Tanzania84B1,361
Zambia80.2B4,237
Bhutan78B100,970
Ivory Coast76.8B2,866
North Korea67B2,590
South Korea64.8B1,251
Kazakhstan64.3B3,431
Tajikistan63.5B6,650
Mali60B2,827
Georgia58.1B15,615
Greece58B5,421
Ukraine55.1B1,249
Pakistan55B242
Austria55B6,168
Poland53.6B1,414
Sri Lanka52.8B2,409
Ireland49B9,829
Kyrgyzstan48.9B7,436
Afghanistan47.1B1,210
South Africa44.8B762
Solomon Islands44.7B64,671
Romania42.4B2,200
Switzerland40.4B4,677
Uganda39B878
Cuba38.1B3,373
Portugal38B3,690
Croatia37.7B9,314
Bosnia and Herzegovina35.5B10,698
Iraq35.2B827
Mongolia34.8B10,564
Belarus34B3,625
Ghana30.3B942
Morocco29B790
Fiji28.6B31,018
Albania26.9B9,479
South Sudan26B2,451
Equatorial Guinea26B16,290
Senegal25.8B1,570
Dominican Republic23.5B2,136
Bulgaria21B3,029
Kenya20.7B398
Slovenia18.7B8,880
Latvia16.9B8,914
Uzbekistan16.3B477
Malawi16.1B833
Guinea Bissau16B7,937
El Salvador15.6B2,484
Lithuania15.5B5,532
Belize15.3B38,641
Chad15B901
Czech Republic13.2B1,229
Haiti13B1,150
Estonia12.7B9,560
Slovakia12.6B2,308
Burkina Faso12.5B581
Zimbabwe12.3B782
Belgium12B1,040
Togo11.5B1,362
Algeria11.2B259
Netherlands11B631
Jamaica10.8B3,837
Benin10.3B815
Burundi10.1B823
Vanuatu10B32,084
Rwanda9.5B723
Brunei8.5B19,243
Serbia8.4B1,219
Timor Leste8.2B6,319
Azerbaijan8.1B804
Syria7.1B343
Puerto Rico7.1B2,164
Armenia6.9B2,445
Namibia6.2B2,475
Somalia6B363
Hungary6B615
Denmark6B1,029
North Macedonia5.4B2,606
Lesotho5.2B2,320
Lebanon4.8B848
Tunisia4.2B345
Sudan4B90
Trinidad and Tobago3.8B2,529
Niger3.5B144
Gambia3B1,166
Eritrea2.8B787
Mauritius2.8B2,173
Eswatini2.6B2,236
Saudi Arabia2.4B67
Botswana2.4B943
Sao Tome and Principe2.2B9,971
Yemen2.1B65
Moldova1.6B615
Turkmenistan1.4B225
Oman1.4B308
Comoros1.2B1,489
Egypt1B9
Luxembourg1B1,586
Palestine812M169
Cyprus780M630
Israel750M81
Libya700M105
Bahamas700M1,722
Jordan682M62
Singapore600M106
Mauritania400M89
Andorra315.6M4,062
Djibouti300M275
Cape Verde300M515
Saint Lucia300M1,674
Grenada200M1,617
Dominica200M2,778
United Arab Emirates150M16
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines100M956
Barbados80M285
Qatar56M20
Antigua and Barbuda52M561
Malta50.5M98
Maldives30M58
Saint Kitts and Nevis24M504
Nauru10M812
Bahrain4M3
Kuwait00
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What country has the most fresh water?

Per person, Iceland has the most renewable fresh water. However, Brazil has the highest total volume of surface fresh water available.

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