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Water Resources and Irrigation in Africa

Introduction Background and rationale Data used Water balance model
Current water use for agriculture Model calibration Results References


FAO, 1987. Irrigated areas in Africa: extent and distribution. FAO report AGL/MISC13/87. Rome 127 p. + map.

FAO, 1995a. Water resources of African countries. AGLW/FAO, Rome. 35p.

FAO, 1995b. Irrigation in Africa in figures / L’irrigation en Afrique en chiffres. FAO Water Report 7. Rome 336 p.

FAO, 1996. Georeferenced database on African dams. FAO/AGLW. Unpublished report and Excel files. Rome.

FAO. 1997. Irrigation potential in Africa - a basin approach. FAO Land and Water Bulletin. Rome, 177 p.

FAO. 1998a. Digital soil of the world and derived soil properties. FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series No 1. Rome.

FAO. 1998b. Naming, typing, correcting and linking of the DCW inland water coverage for Africa. G. Johnson and L. Verheust. ALCOM Working Paper 19. Subregional Office for Southern and East Africa, Harare. 27 p.

FAO. 1998c. Crop evapotranspiration - guidelines for computing crop water requirements. R.G. Allen, L.S.Pereira, D. Raes and M. Smith. FAO Irrigation and Drainage Paper 56. Rome. 299 p.

FAO. 2000. Global agro-ecological zones. FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series No. 11. Rome.

ICOLD. 1989. World register of dams, 1985 update. Régistre  mondial des barrages, mise à jour 1988. International Commission on Large Dams. Commission Internationale des Grands Barrages, ICOLD/CIGB, Paris.

Leemans, R. and Cramer, W. 1991. The IIASA database for mean monthly values of temperature, precipitation and cloudiness on a global terrestrial grid. Research Report RR-91-18. November 1991. International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria. 61 p.

New, M., Hulme, M. and Jones, P. 1999. Representing twentieth-century space-time climate variability. Part I: Development of a 1961-90 mean monthly terrestrial climatology. Journal of Climate 12.

Verdin, K.L. A system for topologically coding global drainage basins and stream networks. EROS Data Center, US Geological Survey, Sioux Falls.

UNESCO. 1995. Discharge of selected rivers of Africa. Studies and Reports in Hydrology 52. UNESCO Publishing, Paris. 166 p.

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