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Review of Water Resources Statistics by Country

AQUASTAT collects statistics on water resources and data on water resources obtained from national sources are systematically reviewed to ensure consistency in definitions and between countries sharing the same river basin. A methodology has been developed and rules established to compute the different elements of national water balances. It is hoped that through the comparative analysis of available country statistics on water resources the most reliable and complete dataset of water resources by countries is obtained and that the results could help harmonise currently available water resources databases.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-02-06 18:31:34
Description AQUASTAT collects statistics on water resources and data on water resources obtained from national sources are systematically reviewed to ensure consistency in definitions and between countries sharing the same river basin. A methodology has been developed and rules established to compute the different elements of national water balances. It is hoped that through the comparative analysis of available country statistics on water resources the most reliable and complete dataset of water resources by countries is obtained and that the results could help harmonise currently available water resources databases.
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Source Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Keyword Water, Statistics, Database, Global
Date Of Record Creation 2010-02-06 18:21:14
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Date Last Modified 2010-02-06 18:31:34
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-02-06 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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