Water resources: quantity and flows - key fact 1

SOER 2010 Key fact (Deprecated) Published 28 Nov 2010
This is an old version, kept for reference only.

Go to latest version
In Europe as a whole, 45 % of freshwater abstraction is for cooling in energy production, followed by: agriculture, 22 %; public water supply, 21 %; and industry, 12 %. In southern Europe, agriculture accounts for more than half of total national abstraction, rising to more than 80 % in some countries. In western Europe, more than half of water abstracted is used for cooling in energy production.
Document Actions