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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.
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 offer data, metadata, reports, country profiles, river basin profiles, regional analyses, maps, tables, spatial data, guidelines, and other tools on:
The part-time core team of the AQUASTAT programme consists of, in alphabetical order:
• Karen FRENKEN:
AQUASTAT programme manager/supervision/all topics (01/2003 - present)
• Virginie GILLET:
Country updates/thematic studies/guidelines (2004-2005; 01/2012 - present)
• Amit KOHLI:
Strategy/data & metadata/visualizations/projects (02/2008 - 07/2015)
• Cecilia SPOTTORNO:
Country updates/regional analyses/training (03/2008 - present)
Depending on resources available, other people contribute to the programme for specific durations and tasks related to, among others: information technology (IT), cartography and geographic information systems (GIS), design, translation, topical studies. National experts contribute to country updates.
AQUASTAT collaborates with IWMI on the theme wastewater and with the University of Bonn on the featured product global map of irrigation areas.
For a quick overview of the AQUASTAT programme, click on the 'Information brochure' below (also available in French and Spanish). For a more indepth look at the AQUASTAT programme, click on the information note 'Understanding AQUASTAT'.
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Your access to AQUASTAT and use of any of its information or data is subject to the terms and conditions laid down in the User Agreement.
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