Water Resources, Management and Development Service, Land and Water Development Division,Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations
Data Center Description
The Water Resources, Development and Management Service (AGLW) is concerned with sustainable use and conservation of water in agriculture. It assesses water resources and monitors agricultural use; assists in water policy formulation and promotes irrigated agriculture and efficient water use through management innovations, modernization and institutional reforms. It collaborates with several other FAO units, in particular with the Development Law Service in rendering legal advisory services relating to the development, use and protection of freshwater resources.
The programmes and activities of the Service include development of water resources through small scale irrigation and appropriate water control technologies; best practices for sustainable water use and conservation and the avoidance and mitigation of adverse environmental effects of water development. The Service is responsible for the conceptual design and technical backstopping of water development projects in developing countries, especially with regard to FAO's Special Programme on Food Security, and for the operation of inter-regional, water related field projects.