WaPOR, remote sensing for water productivity

WaPOR publications

WaPOR database methodology, Version 2 release, April 2020

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 2.0 release.


Water accounting in the Nile River Basin

The Nile River Basin faces a huge challenge in terms of water security. With an expected doubling of the population in the basin in the next twenty-five years, water supply in the basin will be further depleted as demands for agriculture, domestic and industry continues to grow. This report describes the water accounting study for the Nile River Basin carried out by IHE-Delft using the Water Productivity (WaPOR) data portal of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).


Water accounting in the Jordan River Basin

This report describes the rapid water accounting study for the Jordan River Basin using the Water Productivity (WaPOR) database. The water accounting has been carried out in collaboration with IHE Delft using the FAO Water Productivity (WaPOR) data portal, to gain full insights into the state of the water resources in the basin for the period from 2009 to 2018.


Water accounting in the Awash River Basin

This report provides the water accounting study for the Awash River Basin in the central Rift Valley of Ethiopia which is experiencing water scarcity. The water accounting has been carried out by IHE Delft using the FAO Water Productivity (WaPOR) data portal, to gain full insights into the state of the water resources in the basin for the period from 2009 to 2018.


Stakeholder mapping and needs assessment - Lebanon

This report presents the work undertaken in Lebanon to identify key stakeholders in the agriculture and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector and the capacity needs of farmers to improve water productivity in a sustainable manner.


Water Accounting in the Litani River Basin

This report provides the water accounting study for Litani River basin in Lebanon, one of the key river basins in the country which is experiencing water scarcity. The water accounting has been carried out by IHE Delft using the FAO Water Productivity (WaPOR) data portal, to gain full insights into the state of the water resources in the basin for the period 2010 to 2016.


WaPOR V1 - Quality Assessment

This report describes the results of the quality assessment per data layer for each specific theme, as available on the FAO's data portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR 1.0). The quality assessment checks the consistency of the different layers and compares the individual layers to various other independent data sources.


WaPOR V1 - Database methodology: Level 3 data (Sub-national level - 30m)

This publication describes the methodology applied to produce the different data components made available at Level 3 (30 m spatial resolution) in WaPOR, FAO's portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data.


WaPOR Capacity Development series: Stakeholder mapping and needs assessment in Koga, Ethiopia

This document describes the stakeholder analysis and needs assessment carried out by IWMI in WaPOR pilot area in Koga, Ethiopia. The objective is to identify and implement locally appropriate solutions to build capacity to improve water productivity at the scheme level, which can be tested in Ethiopia and out-scaled to the other project locations. 


WaPOR V1 Database Methodology: Level 2 (Country and river basin level - 100m)

This document describes the methodology applied to produce the different data components made available at Level 2 (100 m spatial resolution) in WaPOR, FAO's portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data. The data is mainly derived from freely available remote sensing satellite sensors and products.


WaPOR V1 - Database methodology: Level 1 data (Continental level - 250m)

This publication describes the methodology applied to produce the different data components published in WaPOR, FAO's portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data.