AQUASTAT - FAO's Global Information System on Water and Agriculture

    Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River Basin

    Year: 2011

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    The transboundary river basin profile is a summary of key information that gives an overview of the water resources and water use at the river basin level, including the transboundary water issues. It can support water-related policy and decision makers in their planning and monitoring activities as well as inform researchers, media and the general public. Information in the report is organized by sections:

    • Geography, Climate and Population
    • Economy, Agriculture and Food Security
    • Water Resources (including surface water and groundwater)
    • Water-Related Developments in the Basin (including water use, dams, and agriculture)
    • Environment, Water Quality and Health
    • Transboundary water issues

    All sources used to compile the country profile are also reported in the last section of the document.

    The main features of water and agriculture are displayed in the detailed map given in the report.