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Water Resources, Development and Management Service DLESE Reviewed Collection
The world's food production depends on the availability of water, a precious but finite resource. Users can learn about the need for more efficient usage of water for irrigation, and about the activities of the Water Resources Development and Management Service, which is concerned with sustainable use and conservation of water in agriculture. Links to other sites related to irrigation practices and food production are also provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Report
Subject:
  • Agricultural science
  • Environmental science
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright FAO AGL (2004) Rights/Restrictions: All rights reserved. Reproduction and dissemination of material contained on FAO's Web site for educational or other non-commercial purposes are authorized without any prior written permission from the copyright holders provided the source is fully acknowledged.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-394
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • How physical systems affect human systems
    • Physical systems:
      • The characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations