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Title
Title:
Internal Renewable Water Resources
SubTitle:
Regional level
Filename:  
reg_water_resources_total
 
 
 
General Description
Abstract:
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations initiated an activity in 1993 to meet this demand with particular focus on irrigation. This resulted in the AQUASTAT Programme, the objective of which is to generate rural water use data at country and subcountry level in a systematic manner. It was decided to give priority to the countries of the African continent, in view of the urgent need to promote irrigation development for food security in most countries of the continent. The 53 countries of the African continent were surveyed in 1994-94, which resulted in FAO Water Report 7 "Irrigation in Africa in Figures". In 1995-96 the Near East region, which concentrates most of the complex water allocation issues of the world, was surveyed, resulting in FAO Water Report 9 "Irrigation in the Near East Region in Figures". In 1997, the 15 countries of the Former Soviet Union were surveyed and FAO Water Report 15 "Irrigation in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union in Figures" was published. In 1998-99 a fourth series of countries were surveyed, covering the countries of Asia not included in the two previous reports on the Near East (Water Report 9) and on the former Soviet Union (Water Report 15). Water Report 20 is the most recent and came out in 2000. It covers the Latin American and Caribbean countries. More information: http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/aglw/aquastat/main/index.htm
Purpose:
Information on quantity and quality of freshwater and its availability and use is essential for sustainable development. Considering that a major share of the world's water resources is used for agricultural production, and water development plays a key role in increasing food production and achieving food security, information on agricultural water use has assumed greater importance. Reliable data are also required for joint management of internationally shared water resources. The "thirst" for water data is ever increasing and there is indeed considerable demand for data on rural water use from national governments and development agencies.
Units:
Cubic Kilometers
GEO Theme:
Freshwater
GEO Data Category:   
Water Consumption and Resources
Type:
Data downloads
Subtype:
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Language:
English
Status:
Complete
Maintenance:
Unknown
 
 
 
Keywords
GEMET Theme:
Water
Free Keywords:
Water, water resources, internal renewable, regional level
 
 
 
Online Reference
URL:
http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/aglw/aquastat/dbase/index.htm
File Format:
Excel spreadsheet
 
 
 
Spatial Reference
Coverage:
World
Coordinates:
 
North
90
 
West -180
 
180 East
 
-90
South
 
Region:
World
Subregion:
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Resolution:
Region
 
 
 
Temporal Reference
Covered Time:
Various
 
 
 
Responsability
Person:
Jaap Van Woerden
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Publisher:
UNEP/GRID
Publ. Place:
Geneva
 
 
Publ. Year:
2002
Data Source:
AquaStat
Data Provider:
FAO
Copyright:
UNEP/GRID
User Constr.:
Public
 
 
 
Metadata Information
Person:
Gregory Giuliani
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, Chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Date:
20020320
 
 
 
 
 
GIS Data Info
Projection:
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Min. Scale:
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Max. Scale
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Data Resol.:
-----
Data Format:
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Statistics Data Info
Aggregation method
Mehtod:
Sum
Weight factor:
-----
Comments:
The data is only aggregated if at least 75 % of the observations are available (i.e. % of population or % of area or % of countries) on an annual basis. The value "-9999" corresponds to "No Data". National data has been collected for various years. The aggregations should be used as indicative values only.
 
Interpolations/Extrapolations
Interpolations:
None
Extrapolations:
None
Method:
Other
Comments:
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Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former USSR:
None
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
None
Former Czechoslovakia:
None
Former Ethiopia:
None
Comments:
-----
 
General comments
Country notes:
Data for Belgium include those for Luxembourg Data for Dominica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Yugoslavia, have been acquired from World Resources Institute 2000-2001. Table “Freshwater Resources and Withdrawals” downloadable at: http://earthtrends.wri.org/
Definitions:
Internal renewable water resources is that part of the water resources (surface water and groundwater) generated from endogenous precipitation. It is computed by adding up average annual surface runoff and groundwater recharge occurring within the countries borders.
Comments:
Copyright c 2002 (Aggregations) United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva. Data aggregation made by Andrea DeBono and Ola Nordbeck (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva).