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AQUASTAT - Getting to grips with water information for agriculture









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    AQUASTAT - Global information system on water and agriculture  2003
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    This information brochure describes AQUASTAT, FAO’s global information system on water and agriculture, operational since 1993. It collects, analyses and disseminates data and information by country and by region. Its aim is to provide users interested in global, regional and national analysis (e.g. policy-makers, decision-makers and researchers) with the most accurate, reliable, consistent and up-to-date information available on water resources and agricultural water management. All AQUASTAT products are available on the Web site and as published reports or on CD-ROM.
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    Irrigation in the Middle East region in figuresAquastat Survey – 2008 2009
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    The AQUASTAT Programme was initiated with a view to presenting a comprehensive picture of water resources and irrigation in the countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and providing systematic, up-to-date and reliable information on water for agriculture and rural development. This report presents the results of the most recent survey carried out in the 18 countries of the Middle East region, and it analyses the changes that have occurred in the ten years since t he first survey. Following the AQUASTAT methodology, the survey relied as much as possible on country-based statistics and information. The report consists of three sections. Section I describes in detail the methodology used. Section II contains the regional analysis which presents a synopsis on water resources development and irrigation in the region, including a more detailed description of four transboundary river basins: the Euphrates-Tigris, Kura-Araks, Asi-Orontes and Jord an river basins. Section III contains the detailed profiles on the situation in each country.
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    Key water resources statistics in AQUASTAT
    FAO’s Global Information System on Water and Agriculture
    2005
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    This article describes the methodology used by AQUASTAT to assess natural and actual freshwater resources for the world by country. It deals with renewable water resources and concentrates mainly on the physical assessment of internal and external resources. It presents a picture of the state of the world’s water resources that is not only the natural state but also the current situation, taking into account existing uses of water and their implications for countries sharing river basins. Much remains to be done in order to obtain sound statistics on water resources, and particularly standardized data sets, at global level. This article presents some reflections in this sense. Submitted for IWG-Env, International Work Session on Water Statistics, Vienna, June 20-22 2005.

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