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AQUASTAT Database
Entry ID: Aquastat


Summary
Abstract: AQUASTAT is FAO's global information system of water and agriculture
developed by the Land and Water Development Division of FAO. The
AQUASTAT database provides information on water and agriculture by
countries organized by categories.

The objective of AQUASTAT is to provide users with comprehensive
information on the state of agricultural water management across the
world, with emphasis on developing countries and countries in
transition.

The information system consists of: a Database - Online data by
country; Country Profiles - Standardised text by country and summary
tables; Regional Overviews - Standardised text by region and summary
tables; GIS Data - Spatial data on water resources and irrigation; and
Institutions - Online database of national and regional institutions

Regional overviews are available for the following regions: Africa,
Former Soviet Union, Latin America and the Caribbean, Near East and Asia.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations initiated
activity in 1993 to meet the demand for water data with particular
focus on irrigation. This resulted in the AQUASTAT Program, the
objective of which is to generate rural water use data at country and
subcountry level in a systematic manner. It was decided to give
priority to the countries of the African continent, in view of the
urgent need to promote irrigation development for food security in
most countries of the continent.

Related URL
Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: AQUASTAT home page.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 80.0 S: 12.0  E: 60.0  W: 20.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Food and Agriculture Organization, Water Resources Development and Management Service
Dataset Title: AQUASTAT database
Dataset Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource: http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/dbases/index.stm


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-01-01
Stop Date: 1999-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >WATER MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
ECONOMY
ENVIRONMENT


Quality
The accuracy and reliability of the information vary greatly between
regions, countries and categories of information, as does the year in
which the information was gathered. These considerations are
discussed in the country profiles.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
water
agriculture
database
country profiles
regional overviews
GIS data
geography and population
climate and water resources
irrigation and drainage development
institutional environment
water resources management
Africa
Near East
former Soviet Union
Biological Data Profile


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Water Resources, Management and Development Service, Land and Water Development Division,Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/aglw/
Dataset ID: aquastat

Data Center Personnel
Name: FAO PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
Phone: +39 06 570 54243
Fax: +39 06 570 56167
Email: FAO-HQ at fao.org
Contact Address:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal Code: 00100
Country: ITALY


Personnel
FAO PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +39 06 570 54243
Fax: +39 06 570 56167
Email: FAO-HQ at fao.org
Contact Address:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal Code: 00100
Country: ITALY


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
FAO Water Report 7 "Irrigation in Africa in Figures, 1994-1994"; FAO
Water Report 9 "Irrigation in the Near East Region in Figures,
1995-1996"; FAO Water Report 15 "Irrigation in the Countries of the
Former Soviet Union in Figures, 1997; Countries of Asia not included in
the two previous reports on the Near East (Water Report 9) and on the former
Soviet Union (Water Report 15). Water Report 20 is the most recent and
came out in 2000. It covers the Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-11-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-11-30



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