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Number of People in Water Scarcity Area in ASEAN (2020)

17 July 2020 (Readers 158)

Number of People in Water Scarcity Area in ASEAN (2020)

World Data Lab publishes Water Scarcity Clock (worldwater.io) showing information on number of people in water scarcity area, divided into 3 levels:
1. Water stress area: available water 1,700 1,000 m3/person/year
2. Water scarcity area: available water 1,000 500 m3/person/year
3. Absolute scarcity area: available water  <500 m3/person/year

The website shows numbers of people in water scarcity around the globe including 8 ASEAN Countries, except Brunei and Lao PDR

1. Cambodia
     - People in water stress area: 1,491,682 (9.6%)
     - People in water scarcity area: 0
     - People in absolute scarcity area: 0
2. Indonesia
     - People in water stress area: 34,365,151 (13.0%)
     - People in water scarcity area: 51,220,187 (19.4%)
     - People in absolute scarcity area: 44,408,142 (16.8%)
3. Malaysia
     - People in water stress area: 0
     - People in water scarcity area: 6,349,129 (20.0%)
     - People in absolute scarcity area: 0
4. Myanmar
     - People in water stress area: 616,730 (1.2%)
     - People in water scarcity area: 1,153,532 (2.3%)
     - People in absolute scarcity area: 481,183 (0.9%)
5. Philippines
     - People in water stress area: 12,959,938 (11.5%)
     - People in water scarcity area: 3,258,742 (2.9%)
     - People in absolute scarcity area: 26,187,101 (23.2%)
6. Singapore
     - People in water stress area: 0
     - People in water scarcity area: 0
     - People in absolute scarcity area: 7,606,229 (100%)
7. Thailand
     - People in water stress area: 3,042,034 (4.2%)
     - People in water scarcity area: 1,592,582 (2.2%)
     - People in absolute scarcity area: 4,239,320 (5.8%)
8. Viet Nam
     - People in water stress area: 4,287,304 (4.4%)
     - People in water scarcity area: 0
     - People in absolute scarcity area: 3,961,276 (4.0%)


Infographic
ASEAN Division, Foreign Office, PRD Thailand

Source
Water Scarcity Clock by World Data Lab (worldwater.io)

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