FAO-Water Worldwide Coverage
FAO-Water is based at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, but also has officers based at various regional and sub-regional offices around the world. Clickon a hotspot below for details of offices with FAO-Water staff.
Who We Are
Meet the FAO Water Development and Management Unit
Meet the people who arebehind projects and experience in good practices for water management and conservation, for disseminating crucial information and assisting countries and people, all facing the same important issue:access and availability to safe water in a healthy environment, today and tomorrow.
what we do
In the face of increasing water scarcity,and the dominance of agricultural water use, FAO is in the forefront to enhance global agricultural performance while promoting the sustainability of water use for food production.
The WaterDevelopment and Management Unit (NRLW) is engaged in a programmatic approach to agricultural water management addressing water use efficiency and productivity, and best practices for water use andconservation, throughout the continuum from water sources to final uses.
Specific targets are integrated water resources management, water harvesting, groundwater, use of non-conventional water, modernizationof irrigation systems, on-farm water management, water-quality management, agriculture-wetlands interactions, drought impact mitigation, institutional capacities, national water strategies andpolicies, river basin and transboundary waters management.
NRLW collaborates with all other technical departments of FAO in order to generate a coherent and comprehensive FAO-Water programme effectivelycontributing to the achievement of the related Millennium Development Goals.
With its continually updated water information system AQUASTAT, and tools for analysis such as CROPWAT, AQUACROP and...