Groundwater use for irrigation - a global inventory

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Title
Groundwater use for irrigation - a global inventory
Author
Siebert, S. et al
Year of publication
2010
Publisher
Hydrology Earth System Sciences, 14, 1863–1880, 2010
URL
http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/al816e/al816e00.pdf
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Document type
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Summary
Irrigation is the most important water use sector accounting for about 70% of the global freshwater withdrawals and 90% of consumptive water uses. While the extent of irrigation and related water uses are reported in statistical databases or estimated by model simulations, information on the source of irrigation water is scarce and very scattered. Here we present a new global inventory on the extent of areas irrigated with groundwater, surface water or non-conventional sources, and we determine the related consumptive water uses. The inventory provides data for 15 038 national and sub-national administrative units. Irrigated area was provided by census-based statistics from international and national organizations.
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Language
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Journal
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Institution
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Regions
  • All countries (Global) (XXX)
Themes
  • Groundwater General
  • Aquifer Characteristics

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