Note: This is the 1997 edition of UNEP's Global Environment Outlook. If you are interested in more recent information, please see the 2000 and 2002 editions.

Figure 4.22. Availability of fresh water, assuming conventional development: land area by availability of fresh water as a percentage of the total world land area.

RIVM/UNEP (1997); Klepper et al. (forthcoming).
The remaining 47 per cent of the world land area concerns catchment areas with extremely low population density where the analysis is not applicable.