AQUASTAT - FAO's Global Information System on Water and Agriculture



    Here you will find current project activities focused on different aspects of water resources monitoring, all variously employing AQUASTAT data. The projects featured here are carried out by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership and with support of national authorities (WaPOR and KnoWat) or international bodies (GEMI).

    This section also includes workshps and other capacity development activities in the field of water monitoring and water agricultural management which are an important component of the AQUASTAT commitment to maximizing the quality and international comparability of the data.

    • The WaPOR project, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, assists the Member Countries of FAO in monitoring water productivity, identifying water productivity gaps and contributing to a sustainable increase of agricultural production while taking into account ecosystems and the equitable use of water resources.
    • The Integrated Monitoring initiative (GEMI), established as an inter-agency initiative and operating under the UN-Water umbrella, focuses to integrate and expand existing monitoring efforts on several targets of SDG6. The monitoring of Target 6.4 and Target 6.3 relies to a large extent directly or indirectly on data, guidelines and methodologies developed and provided by AQUASTAT.
    • The KnoWat project, with the support of the Federal Governemt of Germany, promotes an integrative approach to water resources assessments that takes into account biophysical, policy and socio-economic aspects of water use. It makes use of established approaches (such as water accounting and auditing) and develops new methodologies where there are none (for example, in assessing water tenure arrangements).