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WaPOR - FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of remotely sensed derived data

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

The beta release of WaPOR, was launched on April 20, 2017. Based on the methodology review process, a new version WaPOR 1.0 became available in June 2018, focusing first on the coarser resolution level (Level 1), covering the whole of Africa and the Near East at 250 m ground resolution and then the national / river basin level (Level 2) at 100 m resolution. 

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