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Water use

In 2014 total water withdrawal was estimated at 14.1 million m3 of which 12 million m3 (85 percent) for municipalities, and 2 million m3 (15 percent) for agriculture (Table 3 and Figure 1).

Surface water and groundwater withdrawal account for 13.1 and 1 million m3 respectively (Figure 2). Groundwater is used mainly during the dry season, since surface water yields can then drop by 25 percent (UNDESA, 2012).


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