WaPOR, remote sensing for water productivity

Achieving Food Security in the future while using water resources in a sustainable manner is a major challenge for us and the next generations. Agriculture is a key water user. A careful monitoring of water productivity in agriculture and exploring opportunities to increase it are required. But how can we monitor the performance of water use in agriculture? FAO has developed a publicly accessible near real time database using satellite data that allows monitoring of agricultural water productivity.

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Key Publications

WaPOR Database Methodology, Version 2 Release

WaPOR Version 2 was launched in June 2019 based on extensive internal and external validation and quality assessment. This report describes the methodology used to produce the different data components of WaPOR Version 2 at the 250m (Level 1), 100m (Level 2) and 30m (Level 3) resolution, as made available through WaPOR Version 2 release.

Water Accounting and Auditing: A Sourcebook

FAO, together with other organizations, recommends water accounting and auditing as being fundamental to initiatives that aim to cope with water scarcity. This sourcebook wants to provide advice on the application and use of water accounting and auditing, helping users planning and implementing processes that best fit their needs.

WaPOR V2 Quality assessment

WaPOR Version 2 was launched in June 2019 based on extensive internal and external validation and quality assessment. This report, developed in collaboration with ITC-Twente  and the other partner of the FRAME Consortium, provides a quality evaluation of the WaPOR V2 evapotranspiration, biomass and water productivity data across Africa and the Near East, currently distributed through the FAO's WaPOR portal.

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