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AQUASTAT database

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Food and Agriculture Organization, Water Resources Development and Management Service
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: AQUASTAT database
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:
Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/dbases/index.stm
Description:
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.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19940101
Ending_Date: 19990101
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 80.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 12.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > WATER MANAGEMENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: Water
Theme_Keyword: Agriculture
Theme_Keyword: Database
Theme_Keyword: Country Profiles
Theme_Keyword: Regional Overviews
Theme_Keyword: Gis Data
Theme_Keyword: Geography And Population
Theme_Keyword: Climate And Water Resources
Theme_Keyword: Irrigation And Drainage Development
Theme_Keyword: Institutional Environment
Theme_Keyword: Water Resources Management
Theme_Keyword: Africa
Theme_Keyword: Near East
Theme_Keyword: Former Soviet Union
Theme_Keyword: Biological Data Profile
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ECONOMY
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: FAO PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Address: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal_Code: 00100
Country: ITALY
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +39 06 570 54243
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +39 06 570 56167
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: FAO-HQ@fao.org
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
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Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UN/FAO/AGL/WRMDS > Water Resources, Management and Development Service, Land and Water Development Division,Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations
Contact_Person: FAO PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Address: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal_Code: 00100
Country: ITALY
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +39 06 570 54243
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +39 06 570 56167
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: FAO-HQ@fao.org
Resource_Description: aquastat
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/aglw/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://mercury.ornl.gov/clearinghouse/send/xsltTex...
Access_Instructions:
Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/dbases/index....
Access_Instructions:
AQUASTAT home page.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20011130
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20021130
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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