Thursday, October 04, 2007
African Water Resource Database
The African Water Resource Database (AWRD) is a set of data and custom-designed tools, combined in a geographic information system (GIS) analytical framework aimed at facilitating responsible inland aquatic resource management with a specific focus on inland fisheries and aquaculture. The AWRD was designed based on recommendations of the Committee on Inland Fisheries for Africa (CIFA) and is both an expansion and an update of an earlier project led by the Aquatic Resource Management for Local Community Development Programme (ALCOM),Southern African Development Community Water Resource Database. You can access information about the database from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)'s The GISFish Global Gateway to GIS, Remote Sensing, and Mapping for Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries (GISFish).