SummaryTotal agricultural, residential, and commercial water demand, i.e. demand for all uses other than environmental needs and basic human drinking water requirements. General Information about this IndicatorWhat is it?: The basic water needs of society and the environment may be usefully separated from other demands for water that originate from commercial, industrial, and landscaping uses. Agricultural water demand can be split into the water required to meet the basic caloric requirements of society and the water desired to supply dietary variety (e.g., in meat production).