RESOURCES: Gauging the World's Liquid Assets

Science  12 Dec 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5652, pp. 1871
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5652.1871c

Agriculture guzzles more than 70% of the fresh water that humans use. To get the lowdown on agricultural water needs and supplies for different regions or countries, dive into AQUASTAT from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Reports summarize water availability and use in more than 140 nations. For statistics on a particular country, search the database, which provides details such as the amount of renewable water and how much goes into irrigation.

www.fao.org/waicent/faoinfo/agricult/agl/aglw/aquastat/main/index.stm

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