Atlas of a thirsty planet
Percentage of population with access to safe water by country, 2000
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We are grateful to Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security for assistance in collating these data.

Percentage of total disease burden caused by unsafe water by country, 2000

Total renewable freshwater supply by country, 2000

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Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains

North China Plain


Tigris-Euphrates basin