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FAO Aquastat

Aquastat is FAO's global water information system, developed by the Land and Water Division. FAO's three main goals are: (i) the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; (ii) the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and (iii) the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations. To support these goals, Article 1 of its constitution requires FAO to "collect, analyse, interpret and disseminate information related to nutrition, food and agriculture".

Thus AQUASTAT started, with the aim to contribute to FAO's goals through the collection, analysis and dissemination of information related to water resources, water uses and agricultural water management, with an emphasis on countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Data Resources (2)

Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category
  • Ground water
  • Irrigation and water management
  • Water and sanitation
  • Water resources
  • English
Use limitations There are no access and use constraints for non-commercial use of any dataset from FAO's AQUASTATS 2016 database.
Dataset reference date September 1, 1994
Temporal extent's start date January 1, 2000
Temporal extent's end date December 31, 2017
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Positional Accuracy There are accuracy issues with the dataset, please refer to the FAO year book for detail on methodology and assumptions.
Logical Consistency There are no known issues with logical consistency.
Completeness The dataset is not complete and the years where no or little data is present is indicated in the csv file.
Process Step The water resource dataset was downloaded off the FAO AQUASTATS database by filtering the target countries.
Lineage FAO. 2016. AQUASTAT website. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Website accessed on [16MAR2020].
Responsible party AQUASTAT Land and Water Division (NRL) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153 Rome Italy Email: Fax: + 39 06 570 56275
Metadata creator information See more details on the metadata here: Metadata last updated 10 Jan 2012.
Attributes Please see metadata here:
License Creative Commons Attribution
Copyright No
Version 1.0
Date uploaded September 29, 2016, 15:30 (UTC)
Date modified March 20, 2020, 07:49 (UTC)