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Economic water scarcity

Occurs when water resources are available but there is an insufficient capital to access the water to meet demand

2

Physical water scarcity

Occurs when there is a physical lack of available freshwater resources to meet demand due to over-abstraction by agriculture, industry and domestic activity

3

Water stress

When the demand for water exceeds the available amount during a certain period (>1700m3 of water per person per year)

4

Water scarcity

There are limited renewable water sources (between 500 and 1000 cubic metres per capita per year)

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Water vulnerable

When the availability of water is at risk (>2500cm3 per person per year)

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Water secure/ security

The capacity of a population to safeguard sustainable access to adequate quantities of acceptable water quality