AQUASTAT is the global information system on water and agriculture developed by the Land and Water Development Division of the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO). Its aim is providing users interested in global, regional and national analyses with comprehensive information related to water resources and agricultural water management across the world, with emphasis on countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

FAO’s three main goals are: (i) the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; (ii) the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and (iii) the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations. To support these goals, Article 1 of its constitution requires FAO to “collect, analyse, interpret and disseminate information related to nutrition, food and agriculture”.

What AQUASTAT offers:

  • Standardized data and information: To provide you with evidence to measure progress and to substantiate your decisions
  • Tools: To allow you to generate your own analysis and conclusions, articles and presentations
  • Capacity development: To improve your understanding and monitoring of water resources, uses, and irrigation management