Water Use in Gulf Countries 2000
The bar chart illustrates the usage of water for different purposes in six countries in 2000 and is measured in percentage. Overall, it is evident that, with the exception of Bahrain and Kuwait, the major purpose of water use in four Middle-East countries was for agriculture.
Qatar consumed water nearly 60% for agriculture, while domestic purpose was only a half of it. UAE also used up most of water for agriculture and its domestic purpose was only more than a half of cultivation. Both Oman and Saudi Arabia shared similar pattern, they used water predominantly for agriculture with approximately 82% although its domestic usage was only a minority. Several countries in Arabian Gulf used less of water for industry.
Turning to the countries that used most of water for domestic. Bahrain consumed nearly 55% of its water for domestic. This was followed by agriculture which was not slightly different. Approximately 20% of water in Kuwait was used for agriculture. On the other hand, in Kuwait, water usage for domestic was three times as much water as farming purpose.