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Marine and Freshwater
Land and Agriculture

Definition(s)

The utilization patterns and quantities entailed in a community or human group's use of water for survival, comfort and enjoyment. (Source: GEMET-ODE / RHW)

Hierarchy

Related terms:
water consumption

In other languages

French
consommation d’eau
Russian
водопользование
Spanish
uso del agua
Chinese, Simplified
用水
Arabic
استخدام المياه

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with water use

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with water use. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Stockholm Convention