EBA Water

Quantifying laws and regulations for better water resources management

EBA water indicators measure key legal elements that can be used to support sustainable water resources management practices. These practices include systems for understanding how much water you have, where, and who is using it, inclusive planning processes, allocation systems, and mechanisms to protect water resources from depletion and degradation.

The team is currently collecting updated and expanded information for 80 countries around the world and will publish this data in 2019. For more information or to share your expertise, contact Bill Garthwaite (Team Leader), at ebawater@worldbank.org

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Summary of Data Collected in 2016-2017

Click below for more detailed information about each country's laws and regulations on water.

Economy EBA Water - Rank EBA Water - DTF Integrated water resources management index (0 - 29) Individual water use for irrigation index (0 - 20)
Armenia 5 82.54 22.5 17.5
Bangladesh 56 14.66 8.5 0.0
Benin 38 43.15 18.5 4.5
Bolivia 43 35.52 9.0 8.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 81.47 25.5 15.0
Burkina Faso 47 31.16 13.0 3.5
Burundi 33 48.41 8.5 13.5
Cambodia 37 44.70 16.5 6.5
Cameroon 44 35.26 4.5 11.0
Chile 28 55.17 17.5 10.0
Colombia 3 85.52 23.5 18.0
Côte d'Ivoire 49 25.60 10.5 3.0
Denmark 24 60.91 23.0 8.5
Egypt, Arab Rep. 55 15.95 2.0 5.0
Ethiopia 34 46.94 12.0 10.5
Georgia 48 29.83 11.5 4.0
Ghana 30 54.53 13.5 12.5
Greece 12 73.66 27.5 10.5
Guatemala 58 10.34 6.0 0.0
Haiti 57 12.20 2.0 3.5
India 53 17.63 9.5 0.5
Italy 10 74.09 20.5 15.5
Jordan 41 37.33 11.5 7.0
Kazakhstan 18 65.73 20.0 12.5
Kenya 4 85.04 22.5 18.5
Korea, Rep. 9 74.83 26.0 12.0
Kyrgyz Republic 36 46.21 21.0 4.0
Lao PDR 40 40.95 16.5 5.0
Liberia 61 4.31 2.5 0.0
Malawi 19 65.56 17.0 14.5
Malaysia 45 33.49 10.0 6.5
Mali 50 24.44 12.0 1.5
Mexico 2 91.25 29.0 16.5
Morocco 8 76.59 20.5 16.5
Mozambique 21 63.36 15.0 15.0
Myanmar 62 2.59 1.5 0.0
Nepal 52 22.97 1.0 8.5
Netherlands 20 64.27 23.5 9.5
Nicaragua 23 61.98 20.0 11.0
Niger 39 41.85 10.5 9.5
Nigeria 46 32.03 13.5 3.5
Peru 11 73.79 22.5 14.0
Philippines 17 67.28 18.0 14.5
Poland 13 73.41 23.0 13.5
Romania 7 80.91 23.0 16.5
Russian Federation 15 70.73 20.0 14.5
Rwanda 32 50.00 14.5 10.0
Senegal 42 35.73 5.5 10.5
Serbia 14 72.93 22.0 14.0
Spain 1 94.53 28.0 18.5
Sri Lanka 54 16.68 7.5 1.5
Sudan 59 10.17 3.0 2.0
Tajikistan 35 46.81 17.0 7.0
Tanzania 22 62.67 17.5 13.0
Thailand 60 6.03 3.5 0.0
Turkey 51 24.14 14.0 0.0
Uganda 26 58.58 11.5 15.5
Ukraine 29 54.61 15.0 11.5
Uruguay 25 59.40 18.5 11.0
Vietnam 27 58.53 18.0 11.0
Zambia 16 67.93 22.0 12.0
Zimbabwe 31 52.28 18.0 8.5