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What are the worldwide water consumption statistics?

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As of September, the Worldometers water consumption meter suggests that just under 3.5 million liters of water have been consumed globally in 2015. Generally, water use grows at around twice the rate of population increase, and water scarcity now affects approximately 40 percent of the global population.

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What are the worldwide water consumption statistics?
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Agriculture uses around 70 percent of global water consumption, though this figure rises to 90 percent in underdeveloped countries. In developed countries, increased personal use has some impact, but the main additional consumer of water is the manufacturing industry. Energy production accounts for around 15 percent of water consumption globally. Global water withdrawals are predicted to increase by 55 percent by the year 2050.

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