India tops global groundwater consumption

India tops global groundwater consumption

The fourth United Nations World Water Development report charts global trends in water availability and usage. Central to the study is the issue of access to groundwater and its abstraction (the process of taking water from a ground source, either temporarily or permanently).

The following list shows the top 10 groundwater-abstracting countries as of 2010 and details some of the challenges and economic and geographical features associated with their water consumption.

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