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.

Table 2.12. Water Resources in the West Asia Region

Country/Territory Population
(millions) (a)
Conventional
Water Resources
(million
cubic meters)
Non-Conventional
Water Resources
(million
cubic meters)
1994 Surface
Water (b)
Ground
Water (c)
Desalination Wastewater
Reuse
Total
(million cubic meters)
Bahrain 0.55 0.20 90.00 75.00 9.50 174.70
Iraq 19.09 76,880.00 1,500.00 7.40 4,900.00 78,387.40
Jordan 4.06 660.00 275.00 2.50 52.00 989.50
Kuwait 1.62 0.10 182.00 240.00 83.00 505.10
Lebanon 3.48 2,500.00 12,000.00 1.70 83.00 14,501.70
Oman 2.05 918.00 10,500.00 32.00 25.00 11,475.00
Qatar 0.53 1.35 2,500.00 92.00 25.00 2,618.35
Saudi Arabia 18.18 2,230.00 84,000.00 795.00 217.00 87,242.00
Syrian Arab Republic 13.73 22,688.00 3,000.00 2.00 50.00 25,740.00
United Arab Emirates 2.15 125.00 20,000.00 385.00 110.00 20,620.00
West Bank & Gaza
2.24 30.00 150.00 0.00 50.00 180.00
Yemen 13.47 2,000.00 13,500.00 9.00 9.10 15,518.10
Total 81.15 108,032.65 147,697.00 1,641.60 580.60 257,951.85

Table 2.12. Water Resources in the West Asia Region

Sources:
Compiled and provided by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Secretariat from Country Papers and International Sources, 1994 and 1995.
Notes:
a. Demographic and related Socio-Economic Data Sheets for the Countries of ESCWA, No. 8, 1995.
b. The flow of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers will be reduced by upstream abstraction in Turkey.
c. Shallow aquifer ground-water reserve with varying water quality.
n.a. = Information not available.