How much water does Australia have?
Not much. We are into the 12th year of a drought and most of the country is on major water restrictions.
Everyone in Australia has water, as humans cannot survive without water. There are some places where water regularly runs precariously low, and places where there is no water spare for activities such as watering plants, but everyone has water. There are also places where the quality of the water is much better than in other places - but again, everyone has water, even if it has to be trucked in to some towns occasionally.
Most of Australia has been suffering from a drought for the past 12 years. Only the far north tropical areas are getting the traditional rainfall. The rest of the country is on various grades of water restrictions limiting how much water can be used and for what prupose. At present, we are getting just enough rainfall to keep the water catchments from drying up completely.
Although Australia has a low population density and a relatively small population of about 22 million, most of the country is inhospitable desert, so most people tend to live in the small temperate areas along some of the coast. There is also not much water in Australia so much of the country is under water restrictions. There is a school of thought that due to Australia's climate, the long term maximum sustainable population levels should…
Australia has many different types of vegetation. In much of the country the vegetation is very water-sparing, because much of the interior is dry. Some of the types of vegetation include grasses, trees such as the Eucalyptus, and many kinds of bushes. Wetter areas also have ferns and many flowering plants.
Most of Australia is either arid or semi-arid (desert). Away from the coast, there are few rivers with water in them all of the time, there is very little surface water, most of the inland lakes are salt, whether of not they have water in them. The best land for large urban centres is along the east and south east coasts and the south west coast and in to a depth of a few hundred…