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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:48 PM

25. Domestic water use is a fairly small part of the overall amount

In both high, and low-and-middle income countries - 11% and 8% respectively. In high income countries, industry uses another 59%, and agriculture 30%; in low-and middle, it's 10% and 82% (figures from 2001; the industrial use in places like China has probably gone up since then)

http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0012/001295/129556e.pdf

What that also points out is that Asia has 36% of the world's freshwater resources, but 60% of the population, many of whom are in poverty now; that's the continent most likely to have major water supply problems, with any development that gets people out of poverty.

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