International websites where global or country specific water data can be accessed and downloaded.
This section provides links to other websites where international water data can be accessed and downloaded.
The World’s Water Series (Pacific Institute) - Getting good data on the many issues related to freshwater has long been a challenge. Here you will find data tables from the World's Water series, along with select content from the 2008-2009 edition
AQUASTAT (UN Food and Agriculture Organization) - AQUASTAT is FAO's global information system on water and agriculture developed by the Land and Water Division. It collects, analyses and disseminates data and information by country and by region.
Water Information System for Europe (WISE) - a partnership between the European Commission and the European Environment Agency that contains the Water Data Center, the Joint Research Center, and Eurostat, an organization that collects and disseminates water statistics.
FAOSTAT (UN Food and Agriculture Organization) - FAOSTAT provides time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries.
CountrySTAT (UN Food and Agriculture Organization) - CountrySTAT is being developed and implemented in a number of target countries, primarily in sub-saharan Africa. It will offer a two-way data exchange facility between countries and FAO as well as a facility to store data at the national and sub-national levels.
Digital Water Atlas (Global Water System Project) - Average water footprint per capita per country for the period 1997-2001. The dataset was created within the context of the interdisciplinary research programme “Globalisation of Water”, carried out by the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education and the University of Twente.
- Earth Trends (World Resources Institute) - Information about global ground and surface water resources, watersheds, and drinking water. Country profiles also available.