AQUASTAT is FAO's global water information system, developed by the Land and Water Division. It contributes to FAO’s mandate to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.
We collect, analyze and disseminate information on water resources, water uses, and agricultural water management, with an emphasis on countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
What we offer:
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:
- 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 legistation
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'.
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.