WaPOR, remote sensing for water productivity
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MOOC on water productivity in practice

WaterPIP is organizing a massive open online course on the different dimensions of water producitivity. In this MOOC you will learn what is water productivity as well as how to assess and...
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Inception workshop in Kenya

The inception workshop for the second phase of the WaPOR project took place in Nairobi, Kenya as well as online in a hybrid format on July 26, 2022. It was...
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Workshops in Mali and Burkina Faso on the use of WaPOR data for pastoralism

These workshops come as a follow-up to the series of workshops that took place last year (in August 2021) at the intersection of two FAO Multi-disciplinary Fund projects: “Improving land...
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Inception workshop in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is the 8th country to host an inception workshop marking the official launch of the new phase of the WaPOR project in the country. This workshop targeted newly appointed...

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.


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 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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