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Water Availability

Water hole evaporating due to drought.

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."

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.

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."

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."

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. "

DOI. United States Geological Survey.

Data visualization of United States freshwater withdrawals (1950-present) by total and by categories (thermoelectric, public supply, irrigation, and industrial). State specific information provided as well. Also provides access to the most recent report, Estimated use of water in the United States in 2010 and information from earlier years.