Table 3

Same as Table 2, except showing the cumulative distribution of worldwide population that is dependent on contemporary water use for irrigated agriculture at different levels of relative demand (A/Q). Dependent populations were linked to irrigation water demands within individual countries; table entries are derived from gridded 30′ data.

A/Q(unitless)Cumulative dependent population (billions)
Con- temporarySc1Sc2Sc3
1.01.51.42.72.7
0.41.91.83.43.3
0.22.22.14.03.9
0.12.62.54.74.7
0.013.83.86.76.6
0.0014.54.57.67.6
0.0004.84.88.08.0