This river basin overview describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in the Aral Sea basin. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of this transboundary river basin and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2018Turkmenistan, United States of America, Italy, Kiribati, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Germany, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Kazakhstan, India, Russia, Chad, Pakistan
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2018Equatorial Guinea, Italy, Turkey, Afghanistan, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Ghana, Iran, Venezuela, Senegal, Guyana, Mongolia, China, Gabon, Brazil, Ivory Coast
In 1978 the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) published a Systematic Index of International Water Resources Treaties, Declarations, Acts and Cases by Basin (Legislative Study No. 15). The Index covered some 2000 international legal instruments the earliest dating from the year 805 and the most recent 1977.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2005Cameroon, Spain, United States of America, Armenia, South Africa, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, Chile, Azerbaijan, China, Romania, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, India, Russia, Pakistan, Mexico, Democratic Republic of the Congo
This publication offers a fresh look at the theory and practice of modern water rights, from a comparative law angle. It sheds light on a number of key features of such rights, and contrasts these to traditional forms and kinds of water rights. It teases out and discusses the relevant problematique, including in particular that elicited the sale and leasing of water rights. Finally, a stock-taking and assessment of modern water rights systems impacts are volunteered. This publication complements two earlier issues featured in the FAO Legislative Studies series, i.e.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2018Uganda, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Lesotho, South Africa, Senegal, Togo, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Suriname, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Jordan, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Micronesia
Access to safe water and sanitation and sound management of freshwater ecosystems are at the core of sustainable development. This is the aim of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6), which includes approaches to water management such as environmental flow requirements, international cooperation, capacity building and stakeholder participation.
Indicator 6.4.2 is useful for policymaking as it highlights those regions under high water stress, thereby informing countries on where they need to make efforts to improve water resource usage and promote water saving.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsAugust, 2018Burkina Faso, Gambia, Mali, Senegal, Chad, Niger, Brazil, Africa
This brochure highlights the objectives and key information of the FAO project entitled “One million cisterns for the Sahel”. It aims to illustrate the project activities’ expected positive impacts in terms of food security, agricultural activities and nutrition among beneficiairies. The objective is to inform FAO partners and donors on this innovative initiative aiming to introduce rainwater harvesting and storage systems at the community level. <p></p>
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2018Germany, Dominica, France, Honduras, Japan, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic, Chile, Guatemala, Montenegro, Cameroon, Belize, Colombia, Ghana, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil
The World Banana Forum (WBF) publication developed a methodological guide to reduce water and carbon footprints in banana plantations worldwide. Members of the Working Group (WG) on Sustainable Production Systems and Environmental Impact acknowledged the contribution of banana production in the total global GHG emissions and the consumption of freshwater in the economic activity, both stressed in the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), having the agricultural sector a high mitigation potential.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1992Qatar, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Israel, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Ghana, Somalia, Portugal, Kuwait, Chad, Mongolia, Iraq, China, Australia, Austria, Uruguay, Mozambique, Yemen, Albania, India
En muchas partes del mundo la escasez cada vez mayor de agua y el mal uso de agua dulce plantea graves problemas al desarrollo sostenible. Como más de dos tercios del agua que se toma de los ríos, lagos y acuíferos de la tierra se destinan al riego, la agricultura se considera una válvula de seguridad del sistema. El capítulo especial de este año sobre política hídrica y agricultura analiza las repercusiones en las políticas de una mayor competencia, los conflictos, la escasez, el desperdicio, e l exceso de explotación y la degradación de los recursos hídricos.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2000Angola, Burkina Faso, Benin, Mauritania, Gambia, Burundi, Canada, Guinea, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Italy, Niger, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Kenya, Morocco, Japan, Comoros, Eritrea, Tanzania, Zambia, India, Senegal
Meeting symbol/code: ARC 00 5
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 1999Angola, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Honduras, Mozambique, Iraq, El Salvador, Ghana, France, Guatemala, Canada, Iran, Venezuela, Pakistan, Kenya, Costa Rica, Oman, Lesotho, Madagascar, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, Gabon, Cuba
Meeting symbol/code: CL 116 9
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2015Canada, Iraq, Italy, Austria, Iran, Pakistan, Gabon, Cuba
The Land and Water Days are jointly convened by FAO, IFAD and WFP as part of efforts aimed at reaching effective and lasting impacts for land and water actions on the ground.
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