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    AQUASTAT - Irrigation water requirement and water withdrawal by country
    FAO AQUASTAT Reports
    2012
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    Agriculture, and especially irrigated agriculture, is the sector with by far the largest consumptive water use and water withdrawal. To estimate the pressure of irrigation on the available water resources AQUASTAT, FAO’s global information system on water and agriculture, has undertaken a major review of irrigation water requirement and water withdrawal for irrigation for 167 countries. Detailed irrigated crop calendars have been prepared by country. The improved methodology used has made it possible to show additional variables in the AQUASTAT database: water withdrawal for irrigation, irrigation water requirement, as well as harvested irrigated crop areas. Regional and country tables have been prepared on areas equipped for irrigation, actually irrigated areas, irrigated harvested crop areas, with special attention to irrigated cereals, and irrigated fodder and pasture, as well as water requirement ratios or irrigation efficiencies. The AQUASTAT database provides policy- and decisions-makers as well as the scientific community with a complete dataset containing reliable data, calculated in a uniform way, and comparable with each other at country level.
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    A disaggregation of indicator 6.4.2 “Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources” at river basin district level in Italy 2023
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    This report is the presentation of the methodology applied in Italy to spatially disaggregate the computation of the level of water stress from the national to the subnational scale (SDG indicator 6.4.2). Compared to the national assessment, which results in a low level of water stress in the country, the spatial disaggregation of the indicator by the hydrological unit highlighted the presence of basins affected by water stress exceeding 60 per cent (district of the Po river basin). The analysis was performed considering the long-term average of the available fresh water resources calculated on different reference periods (1951-2020, 1961-90, 1991-2020), and this put in evidence the impact of climate change on the level of water stress. This report is part of the series SDG 6.4 MONITORING SUSTAINABLE USE OF WATER RESOURCES PAPERS that collects all the achievements on SDG 6.4. The study was implemented by the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), responsible for the model and data used to assess the total renewable freshwater resources, and the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT), which has provided the methodology and the official statistics related to water withdrawals by economic sector (Agriculture, Services, and Industry). The study is the outcome of an agreement between FAO and ISPRA under the Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6 (IMI-SDG6), designed to produce a map of Italy showing the SDG indicator 6.4.2 “Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources” disaggregated at river basin district level. To learn more about the Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6, visit www.sdg6monitoring.org.
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    Common Ocean Facts - Infographics
    Tuna and Deep Sea Fishing in the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) - our Common Oceans
    2017
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    The content of the infographic consists of facts related to the marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ). There are three fields of facts on display. The figures at the top of the page are percentages demonstrating the vastness of these areas, and how much of the surface of the planet and oceans they comprise. The figures at the middle and bottom sections display tuna and deep-sea fisheries related activities – all taking place in the ABNJ.

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