[Parameters: Topic='TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE', Term='GROUND WATER', Variable_Level_1='GROUND WATER DISCHARGE/FLOW']
Water Use - Total Water WithdrawalEntry ID: geodata_1100
Abstract: Annual gross quantity of water produced and used for agricultural, industrial and domestic purposes. It does not include other in situ-uses :energy, mining, recreation, navigation, fisheries and the environment, which are typically non consumptive uses of water.
The typology of water use is independent from the source of water. Demands are covered by water productions : withdrawals from natural ... sources, fossil water abstraction ( non-renewable production), non conventional water productions ( reuse, desalination). The use of desalinated and treated wastewater is thus included. There are also referred to as non-conventional sources of water.
Total Water Use = Agricultural Water Use+ Domestic Water Use+ Industrial Water Use. Some country, may use 'water withdrawal' when speaking about "water use" ; however it is not correct when non conventional waters are used (water withdrawal is then lower than water use).
Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Water Use - Total Water Withdrawal
Dataset Release Date: 2010-01-01 00:00:00
Start Date: 1968-01-01Stop Date: 2007-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Use Constraints Public
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: geo at unepgrid.ch
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-20