С.2. Freshwater abstraction

Indicator:

C2 – Freshwater abstraction

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Brief description:

The total volume of freshwater abstracted annually from natural sources (surface and groundwaters), provided in total, by economic activity and as a percentage of renewable freshwater resources – water exploitation index (WEI).



Freshwater abstraction from natural sources
(million cubic meters)



Methodology:

The volume of freshwater abstraction from natural sources is estimated from the data of the state statistical report 1-water (Ministry of Environment) «Report on water use» submitted by legal entities which:

- are engaged in special water use in compliance with permits for special water use or integrated environmental permits;
- operate water recycling systems with water consumption of more than 5 cubic meters per day without special water use. 

The official statistical information on water statistics is classified by economic activity:

- for 2006-2015: the National classification of the Republic of Belarus «Types of Economic Activities» 005-2006 (compliant with NACE Rev.1.1) was used;
- since 2016: the National classification of the Republic of Belarus «Types of Economic Activities» 005-2011 (compliant with NACE Rev.2.0) is used.


Data source:

Official statistics based on the state statistical report 1-water (Ministry of Environment) «Report on water use»;
The data producer is the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus.


Relevance of the indicator:

The indicator provides a measure of the freshwater abstracted from natural sources, as well as the pressure on the environment in terms of the abstraction of freshwater resources.