WaPOR, remote sensing for water productivity
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WaPOR at the 2023 UN Water Conference

On World Water Day 2023, 22-24 March, we will turn our gazes to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City for the 2023 Conference for the Midterm Comprehensive Review...
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WaPOR data used in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon to support irrigation

On the occasion of World Water Day 2023, 22 March, the FAO Investment Center, in conjunction with the World Bank, released a brief that features WaPOR data on the key...
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Symposium Discusses Reality and Challenges of Water Security In Jordan

​Under the patronage of the University of Jordan (UJ) President, the department of Geography at the School of Arts in cooperation with the Environmental Geographical Association held a symposium entitled:...
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Consultative meeting between the national steering committee and the WaPOR international team (FAO, IWMI, IHE-Delft)

The meeting which took place on 9 February is recounted in a press release in the UN Iraq website in English and in Arabic.  Image credit: UN Iraq

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 being a key water user, a careful monitoring of water productivity in this sector and exploring opportunities to increase it are required. The FAO has developed a publicly accessible near real time database using satellite data that allows the monitoring of agricultural water productivity at different scales.

This database is the backbone of the WaPOR project that, now in its second phase, works with ten partner countries to build their capacity in the use of WaPOR data for its different applications, and to generate solutions to local challenges linked to water and land productivity as well as water management.


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.


Irrigating from space: using remote sensing for agricultural water management

Brief was produced by the FAO Investment Center under the FAO-World Bank Cooperative Programme and proposes concrete applications of WaPOR data in irrigation management by exploring the case of the Bekaa Valley.


WaPOR quality assessment on the 2nd version of the database

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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