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    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2019
    Qatar, Bangladesh, Honduras, United States of America, Germany, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Jordan, Tanzania, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Iraq, China, India, Iran, Philippines, Nicaragua, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Malta, Brazil, Global

    Water - Source of food security. World Food Day: 16 October 2002.<p></p>Water and food security are intimately connected. Many of the over 800 million people in the world who still go hungry live in water-scarce regions. When FAO launched its Special Programme for Food Security in 1994, it was well aware that limited access to water was often a major constraint to increasing food production.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2019
    United States of America, Spain, South Africa, Israel, Chile, Germany, Italy, Australia, United Kingdom, Austria, India, Costa Rica, Mexico, New Zealand

    This publication contains the papers presented at the Expert Consultation on Issues in Water Law Reform, convened by FAO in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, 3 to 5 June 1997. The Expert Consultation was the first activity under, and served as a launch for, the FAO-funded and -executed project of technical assistance to the Republic of South Africa, TCP/SAF/6711 "Review of water legislation". It was arranged and timed so as to provide a comparative water law and administration input to the drafting of a National Water Bill, then underway.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2019
    Nepal, Bulgaria, Morocco, Uganda, South Africa, Mexico, Turkey, Spain, Albania, Germany, Peru, Italy, El Salvador, Armenia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Tunisia, India, Bolivia, Pakistan, Romania

    A robust regulatory framework for the corporate governance of water user's organizations is a fundamental ingredient of irrigation management transfer policies. The present publication offers a comparative analysis of the contemporary legislation of a wide variety of countries, providing the needed regulatory framework for water user's organizations to function and grow.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2019
    Egypt, Morocco, Yemen, Tunisia, United States of America, Spain, South Africa, Israel, Chile, Uzbekistan, Italy, Australia, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Iraq, India, Pakistan, China, Brazil

    This report aims to provide a conceptual framework to address food security under conditions of water scarcity in agriculture. It has been prepared by a team of FAO staff and consultants in the framework of the project `Coping with water scarcity: the role of agriculture?, and has been discussed at an Expert Consultation meeting organized in FAO, Rome in December 2009 on the same subject. It was subsequently edited and revised, taking account of discussions in the Expert Consultation and materia ls presented to the meeting.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012
    Nepal, France, Yemen, Switzerland, United States of America, Israel, Chile, Germany, China, Italy, Australia, Malta, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand

    En pocas palabras, la escasez de agua tiene lugar cuando la demanda supera el suministro de agua dulce en un área determinada. Escasez de agua = un exceso de demanda de agua para el suministro disponible Esta situación aparece como consecuencia de una elevada demanda agregada por parte de todos los sectores que consumen agua respecto al suministro disponible, bajo las condiciones de infraestructuras y las disposiciones institucionales existentes.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Kenya, Bangladesh, Germany, China, Italy, Senegal, India, Yemen, Chad, Sri Lanka, Niger, Ethiopia, Thailand

    到2050年,全球范围内的粮食产量预计需要再递增70%左右,而在发展中国家这一比例将近100%。面对粮食增产的这一需求,再加上其他领域需求的争夺,使全球许多农业生产系统纷纷置于前所未有的压力之下。这些“濒临系统”正处于愈演愈烈的水土资源大战之中,而且还经常受到不可持续的农耕方式的掣肘。因此,需要对其特别注意并采取具体的救助措施。《世界粮食和农业领域土地及水资源状况》(SOLAW)就这些高危领域如何克服制约因素并改善资源管理探讨了多种方案。在每一个领域,除了要在制度和政策上作出一些列调整外,还必须将其与扩大技术应用结合起来,以获得更好的水土资源管理效果。另外,加大投资力度、提供新型融资机制以及开展国际合作与开发援助也有助于克服这些制约因素。本书作为《世界粮食和农业领域土地及水资源状况》第一期,是对联合国粮食及农业组织出版的其他“世界状况”类报告的一个补充,其旨在揭示国家与国际层面上的论争和决策情况。

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2005
    Egypt, Spain, Israel, Germany, Sri Lanka, Australia, Eswatini, Canada, Ethiopia, Pakistan, France, Thailand, Jordan, Cyprus, Philippines, Turkey, Italy, Syrian Arab Republic, Netherlands, India, Georgia, Saudi Arabia, Austria

    The IPTRID programme is a multi-donor trust fund managed by the IPTRID Secretariat as a Special Programme of FAO. The Secretariat is located in the Land and Water Development Division of FAO and draws on a worldwide network of leading centres of excellence in the field of irrigation, drainage and water resources management. IPTRID aims to support capacity development for sustainable agricultural water management to reduce poverty, enhance food security and improve livelihoods, while conserving the environment.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Bangladesh, United States of America, China, Australia, Canada, Senegal, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Niger, Chad, New Zealand, Yemen, Mexico, Italy, Argentina, India, Russia, Sudan, Romania, Saudi Arabia

    This edition of The State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture presents objective and comprehensive information and analyses on the current state, trends and challenges facing two of the most important agricultural production factors: land and water.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 1999
    France, Estonia, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Australia, Jamaica, United Kingdom, Austria, Niger, Kenya, United States of America, Philippines, Oman, Italy, Netherlands, India, Mexico

    The sustainable management and use of groundwater resources as a source of drinking water supplies, for irrigation, and for other consumptive uses, as well as a supplementary source of surface river flows and of wetlands and wildlife habitats, calls for increasing attention to two major and interdependent sources of concern, namely, depletion and pollution.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 1981
    Greece, Belgium, Iraq, Chile, Germany, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Ireland, Ghana, Iran, Iceland, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cyprus, Hungary, Haiti, Italy, Brunei Darussalam, Ecuador, Cuba, India, Brazil, Canada, Africa

    This course teaches the farmer about the water cycle. It covers rainfall, ground water, the water table, surface water, evaporation, and transpiration. It also delivers information on wells and springs, swamps, ponds, lakes, streams and rivers. It explains how water is necessary for life.

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