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Vizualizations and infographics

This page shows AQUASTAT assets that are focused on the graphical display of information. For users looking for AQUASTAT assets for presentations, the following might make good materials, in addition to the maps, charts and figures that are available on the Maps and spatial data page. Clicking on the images below opens the pages concerned.

Transboundary surface water flow

What countries are 'upstream' countries and what countries are 'downstream' countries? What countries are connected to each other through water flows in a basin? How much water flows from country to country?

National renewable water resources flow

Where does each country's water come from? And of the total water how much can be used by the country? See abbreviation definitions here.

Global dam capacities

How are dams distributed at a global level? How do dam capacities vary? Dams having values for latitude, longitude and capacity (around 7 700 out of the total of over 14 000 dams available in AQUASTAT) are shown on this globe.

Irrigation areas

What does the global distribution of irrigation areas look like at a national level? These charts display total areas equipped for irrigation, as well as areas disaggregated by technology and by source of irrigation water.

Irrigated crops visualizations

What crop is irrigated where, and what do the irrigated crop calendars by region and by crop look like?

Interactive maps

Seven global interactive maps are dynamically linked to the latest data held in the AQUASTAT database Make the map that you want, controlling the background, country boundaries, and transparencies!


What happens to the rain falling on the earth? How much is available for human uses and for the environment? How is it distributed globally?

How many countries are connected by water flowing from one to the other? How many transboundary rivers are there and how many transboundary aquifers?

What sources of water are available? What sector withdraws most water globally and by continent? What are non-conventional sources of water?

What is water stress? What continent has the most water resources per capita and what continent withdraws most of its renewable water resources?

How has irrigation evolved over time? What countries have the most irrigation? What is the relative importance of the different technologies and sources of water?

How important is irrigation for global crop production? What are the most important irrigated crops? How do irrigation scheme efficiencies vary by region?

Information sheets

The three information sheets below are dynamically linked to the Main Database and represent the most recent data available in the database.

Country water resources sheet

Data on long-term average annual renewable water resources
in one page

Country fact sheet

Key statistics on geography, population, water and irrigation
in one page

Country irrigation areas sheet

Data on irrigation by type, technology, source of water and crop
in one page

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