AQUASTAT collects, analyses and disseminates data and information, by country, on water resources, water use and agricultural water management, with emphasis on irrigated agriculture in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Its goal is to support agricultural and rural development through sustainable use of water and land by providing the most accurate information presented in a consistent and standard way.
Standardized data and information: To provide you with evidence to measure progress and to substantiate your decisions
Tools: To allow you to generate your own analysis and conclusions, articles and presentations
Capacity development: To improve your understanding and monitoring of water resources, uses, and irrigation management.
Concretely, this means that we provide data, metadata, reports, country profiles, river basin profiles, regional analyses, maps, tables, spatial data, guidelines, and other tools on:
- Water resources: internal, transboundary, total
- Water uses: by sector, by source, wastewater
- Irrigation: location, area, typology, technology, crops
- Dams: location, height, capacity, surface area
- Water-related institutions, policies and legislation.
AQUASTAT is an important source of data for several international organizations ranging from UN agencies to NGOs, from private companies to governmental bodies, all of which produce information related to water and agriculture, in particular, water resources and water management.
The following is a non-exhaustive selection of entities whose water-related publications, databases, models and websites are based on AQUASTAT: