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Area: 5888268 km2
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Water-Related Challenge Costs

Total annual estimated cost to address all water-related challenges: $1,751,646,731.00

Share of total annual estimated cost to address each individual challenge (2015 $USD):

  • Access to Drinking Water: $70,691,315.00 - [4%]
  • Access to Sanitation: $113,258,510.00 - [6%]
  • Industrial Pollution: $26,563,634.00 - [2%]
  • Agricultural Pollution: $49,770,677.00 - [3%]
  • Water Scarcity: $1,199,421,473.00 - [68%]
  • Water Management: $291,941,122.00 - [17%]

For more about this data, see information on WRI’s Achieving Abundance dataset here.

Water Challenges

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Country Overview

1.1.2.WATER USE Water withdrawal in the country in the year 2005 was estimated at 8,904 million m3. A small portion of the water resources (1.6 million m3) was produced by desalination processes. This water abstraction can be itemized by user sector. In 2000, it was estimated that the amount of water dedicated to agriculture reached 6,178 million m3. These resources were used in 4,215km2 of the total area equipped for irrigation of 5,837km2 in the whole country, which represents a significant percentage (37.5 per cent) of the area dedicated to cultivation. For urban purposes, water abstraction was estimated at 1,086 million m3 and, for industrial uses, at 1,640 million m3. As well as the need to share water resources, other constraints have to be addressed, such as: a land-use pattern favouring excessive urbanization, with consequent pressure on water resources; an agricultural sector that consumes around 75 per cent of the water used; and significant water losses when it is supplied both for human consumption and for agriculture. A special case is the Algarve river basin district, which has an estimated level of abstraction of 320L/person/day. This seems to be related to the Algarve being the most prominent tourist region and, consequently, having a high floating population. This is something of a paradox: the Algarve is one of the regions with the lowest average rainfall, yet it has the most golf courses, which consume a great deal of water. It also has the highest average temperatures and the least available water, particularly in summer.

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Organizations in Portugal

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Projects in Portugal

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