Mauritania Water

Water Precipitation in Mauritania

Water Precipitation in depth
92 mm/year
Long-term average annual precipitation in depth (mm/year 2017)
Water precipitation in volume
94.8 billion m³/year
(Long-term average annual precipitation in volume (billion m³/year 2017)

Water Resources in Mauritania

This is the sum of renewable groundwater and renewable surface water resources (both internal and external)

Renewable Water Resources
11 billion m³/year
Total Renewable Water Resources (2017)
Water Resources per Capita
2,579 m³/person/year
Renewable Water per Inhabitant (2017)
Water Dependency
96 %
Water from outside the country (2017)

Water Use in Mauritania

Total, by Sector, and by Year

Notes: Years with missing data left empty.
Water use can include water used and then returned to its source (renewable resource).

People with no access to a safe drinking water source in Mauritania

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Don't have access to safe drinking water
1,661,359 people
42.1 % of the population of Mauritania (2015)

See also