Water consumption

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TREND ASSESSMENT: Water consumption - Belgium

thousand liters per person

 2000200520102015
observations70.168.363.660.1

Calculations FPB based on Statistics Belgium (2017), Distribution de l'eau potable par le réseau public, https://statbel.fgov.be/ and on Eurostat (2017), Annual freshwater abstraction by source and sector [env_wat_abs] and Population change - Demographic balance and crude rates at national level, Population on 1 January [demo_gind], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 08/11/2017).

Water consumption

thousand liters per person

 1993200020052010201120122013201420152015//19932015//2010
Belgium65.970.168.363.662.361.360.959.660.1-0.4-1.1
Germany------62.7--------------
France100.897.094.284.982.884.0----------
Netherlands82.182.477.073.373.672.7----------
//: average growth rates

Calculations FPB based on Statistics Belgium (2017), Distribution de l'eau potable par le réseau public, https://statbel.fgov.be/ and on Eurostat (2017), Annual freshwater abstraction by source and sector [env_wat_abs] and Population change - Demographic balance and crude rates at national level, Population on 1 January [demo_gind], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 08/11/2017).

This text is based on the Statistical Annex of the Voluntary National Review of Belgium (VNR) presented to the July 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

VNR Indicator: Water consumption, thousand litres per person

Definition: quantity of drinking water supplied through the public water distribution network to households, businesses, administrations, industries (except cooling water) and agriculture. Water consumption from households with a rainwater collection system and from administrations or industries with their own water extraction system is not included.

Objective: to contribute to Target 6.4, this indicator should decrease.

UN Target 6.4: By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity

UNSTAT Indicator 6.4.1: Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources