Environment and climate change statistics for Latin America and the Caribbean

FDES - Sub-component 2.6 Water resources

Management of water resources, in terms of quantities, distribution and quality, is one of the world’s most important priorities today. Policymakers need statistics on water resources, their abstraction, use and returns for many reasons, including to estimate the amount of available water resources; monitor abstraction from key water bodies to prevent overutilization; ensure equitable usage of abstracted water; and track the volume of water returned to the environment.

The topics included are:

  • Water resources
  • Abstraction, use and returns of water