Water Availability

Spotlights

Agricultural Water Security Listening Session Report

USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Provides stakeholder contributions for U.S. water security policy, including water availability and management practices to ensure that all water needs are met.


Water Availability and Food Security

USDANAL. Water Quality Information Center.

Offers a dynamic search of NAL catalog (AGRICOLA) article citations on the availability of water and food security as these issues impact agriculture. Try a book citation search.


Weeds in dry soil in Texas Drought and Water Availability

USDA. NAL. Water Quality Information Center.

Offers a dynamic search of NAL catalog (AGRICOLA) article citations on drought impacts on agriculture, from 2000 to the present. Try a book citation search from 2000 to the present.


USGS Water Resources of the United States

DOI. United States Geological Survey.

Provides "reliable, impartial, timely information needed to understand the water resources of the United States." They have a Selected Water-Use Bibliography for the United States.


Global Precipitation Time Series

NOAA. National Weather Service.  Climate Prediction Center.

Time series of accumulated actual daily precipitation time series and accumulated normal precipitation are updated daily for stations throughout the world.


ARS National Program: Water Quality and Management

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

"This program develops practices and technologies to manage the Nation's agricultural water resources. Research focus areas include developing methods to reuse degraded water, increase water use efficiency and water availability to mitigate impacts of drought. "


Fergitation injection points at various points along an irrigation pipe NRCS National Water Resources Handbook for Economics - Part 611 (PDF | 855 KB)

USDA. Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Part of the NRCS National Procedures Handbook (NPH), provides guidance for the economic analysis of water resource projects.


Irrigation and Water Use

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Provides an in-depth discussion of irrigation and water use, "synthesizing ERS research and the economic issues that frame the analysis."


Irrigation in Arizona Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey

USDA. National Agricultural Statistics Service.

"The Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey (FRIS) expands upon the basic
irrigation data collected in the Census of Agriculture. FRIS is the most
comprehensive source of information on irrigation water use throughout
the agricultural industry and results are reported not only on the national
and state levels, but by water resources regions."


Plan for a New Science Initiative on the Global Water Cycle

United States Global Change Research Program; University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.

A plan to better our understanding of the global water cycle in order to improve climate prediction and guide water resource planning. See also the related document, "U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change: Agriculture Sector."


Hoover Dam Bureau of Reclamation

DOI. Bureau of Reclamation.

Assists in "meeting the increasing water demands of the western United States while protecting the environment and the public's investment," emphasizing water conservation and water recycling and reuse.


SAHRA - Sustainability of semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas

University of Arizona.

"Research projects within and arising from SAHRA typically: Focus on
basic research on the water cycle within the Earth system; Include
researchers from multiple departments and colleges; Address
high-profile, research questions of critical importance to the State of
Arizona, the southwest in general, and the nation as a whole."


Desert Research Institute

University and Community College System of Nevada.

"Pursues a program of basic and applied environmental research on a local, national, and international scale" specific to the desert region.


International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.

"Committed to the advancement of agricultural research, ICARDA aims to improve the welfare of poor people and alleviate poverty through research and training in dry areas of the developing world."


FAO Water

United Nations. Food and Agriculture Organization. Land and Water Development Division.

Shares information about "good practices for water management and conservation and access and availability to safe water."


International Hydrological Programme

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

IHP "aims at the improvement of the scientific and technological basis for the development of methods for the rational management of water resources, including the protection of the environmen." Also find IHP's sister program, World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP).


International Water Management Institute

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.

Through collaborative research, IWMI "develops tools and practices to help developing countries eradicate poverty and better manage their water and land resources."


Integrated Water Resources Management

Organization of American States. Office of Sustainable Development and Environment.

Promotes "water governance, assists in the development of policies, laws and regulations for integrated water resource management and supports capacity building in regional, national and local institutions."


World Water Council logo World Water Council

World Water Council

"Aims to reach a common strategic vision on water resources and water services management amongst all stakeholders in the water community."


U. S. Geological Survey Frequently Asked Questions

U. S. Geological Survey.

Answers to frequently asked questions on water use.


Strip cropping and sky with clouds Agricultural Hydrology

USDA. NAL. Water Quality Information Center.

Read publications and/or abstracts on the topic; also see citations of older documents.