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About Aquastat

AQUASTAT is FAO's global information system of water and agriculture developed by the Land and Water Development Division of FAO. The objective of AQUASTAT is to provide users with comprehensive information on the state of agricultural water management across the world, with emphasis on developing countries and countries in transition.

It is available at:
http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/dbase/index.stm

The AQUASTAT database provides information on water and agriculture by countries in the following main categories:

- Land use and population
- Climate and water resources
- Water use, by sector and by source
- Irrigation and drainage development
- Environment and health

The AQUASTAT database can be queried on-line. The query results can be downloaded in CSV format. The current database provides data per 5-year period if available. It should be noted however that for most variables no time series could be made available. The current version of the database is in development and still slow if many variables are selected. If you have any suggestions regarding the data or the user interface, please send your feedback to: aquastat@fao.org.

General disclaimer

The designations employed and the presentation of materials in FAOSTAT do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimination of its frontiers or boundaries.

Where the designation "country" or "area" appears on this internet site, it covers countries, territories or areas.

The data of the FAOSTAT database shown on this internet site are copyrighted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and are provided for your internal use only. They may not be re-disseminated in any form without written permission of the FAO Statistics Division.

All references to FAOSTAT data will have to be mentioned with the proper URL and the access date.