WaPOR, remote sensing for water productivity

WaPOR news

Here find all the latest news about the WaPOR project, from conferences and global events the project participates in, to country-specific news as well as new resources as they become available. 

Note that country pages offer a filtered view of the news if you wish to focus on news for a partner country of WaPOR phase 2 and the evolution of the project in the country.



The WaPOR team participated to the the Nile Basin Development Forum, a high-level regional event convened every three years by the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) in collaboration with its Member States and in partnership with development partners. 

Ms Livia Peiser, Technical Officer fo...


The second edition of the #WaPORhackathon will be held between 12-26 October 2023 and is now open for registration! 

“WaPOR Hackathon - WaPOR: Communicating data for agricultural applications” will be held from 12 to 26 October 2023. It focuses on bringing together (social) sci...

The IHE-Delft Institute for Water Education in coordination with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), organized the training “Introduction and Validation of WaPOR data” in Ramallah, Palestine, from 11 to 14 Sep...

The Stockholm World Water Week, an annual event that brings together global experts, policymakers, and practitioners to address pressing water-related challenges, concluded its proceedings on Thursday 24 August.

This year's conference, held under the theme "Seeds of Change: Inno...


An EBRD-FAO stakeholders’ inception workshop was conducted in Jericho, Palestine to kickstart a set of activities revolving around the use of WaPOR data and ground data to work towards the maximisation of water productivity of the date palm. Around twenty-four participants gathered to dis...


On the 26 and 27 July 2023, a data validation training took place in Baghdad, Iraq. 

A press release is available in English and Arabic in 👉 


On 26 July, a number of stakeholders gathered in Rabat to officially launch the LoA between the FAO and the Moroccan Digital Centre (


During the workshop for planning and fieldwork preparation for data collection, which took place from June 20th to June 22nd, 2023, two field data collection campaigns were scheduled. These campaigns aim to develop crop mapping for the sites in Jendouba and Kairouan.

The first campaign w...


The Digital Agriculture Solutions Forum 2023 was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in collaboration with CGIAR, to examine and present long-term digital agricultural transformation tools. It took plac...


On Tuesday, 4 July 2023, the WaPOR project organized a workshop in Ségou, Mali, to design a performance evaluation tool for the Office of Niger. Office water management officers, GIS specialists, as well as representatives from FAO, IWMI and the WaPOR project, participated in the workshop/


The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) recently spearheaded the first Co-Design and Co-Creation Workshop in Kenya as part of the WaPOR Project. This initiative brought together stakeholders from various organizations, including the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation, the...


In Tunisia, as part of the WaPOR 2 project, activities have been identified for the development and provision of high-resolution data (20 meters). This includes planning and preparation of fieldwork, collecting ground reference data, and creating maps.

FAO supported the Ministry of Agric...


On 19 and 20 June 2023, the "WaPOR-based tool co-development workshop" was held under FAO's WaPOR phase 2 project. Seventeen participants from the Jordan Valley Authority (JVA), the Ministry of Agricultural and the National Agricultural Research Center participated.

The Ministry of Water Resources in Tripoli – Libya with the support of Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) office for Libya, organized a national workshop training on gender equality and women’s empowerment. This course targets national and local female stakeholders working in the fields of water, agriculture, GIS, Remote sensing, and meteorology. Between others, this training aims to support gender balance and provide through this session an opportunity for these selected women to fully utilize the WaPOR capabilities.
FAO signed an agreement with the government of Egypt to launch “Monitoring land and water productivity by Remote Sensing (WaPOR phase 2)” in the country.  
IHE-Delft OCW: WaPOR Concepts and Validation
IHE-Delft has published a new OpenCourseWare on WaPOR Concepts and Validation, available from 15 June. 

This course aims to provide a better understanding of the theoretical concepts used to generate remote sensing based data on evapotranspiration and biomass producti...
From 29th May to 31st June, a mission was conducted in Algeria by the Advisory Committee and FAO to facilitate the implementation of the WaPOR 2 project tools in the irrigated area of the Mitidja plain. The mission included in-depth discussions at the National Institute of Agricultural Research of Algeria (INRAA) and a field visit to study irrigation practices. This mission aims to optimize the outcomes of the WaPOR 2 project in Algeria.

The WaPOR project conducted a co-design workshop from 18th to 20th May 2023, facilitated by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and FAO. The primary focus of the workshop was to identify the information requirements of stakeholders for the irrigation performance tool, a...

The FAO and the Moroccan Centre de Ressources du Pilier II du Plan Maroc Vert (CRP2) signed a letter of agreement to ensure the development of water and agriculture geo-services in the basin of Oum Er Rbia, using WaPOR data and methodologies.

The FAO and the Moroccan Centre de Ressources du Pilier II du Plan Maroc Vert (CRP2) signed a letter of agreement to ensure the development of water and agriculture geo-services in the basin of Oum Er Rbia, using WaPOR data and methodologies.


The European Space Agency (ESA) recently organized the International Workshop on High-Resolution Thermal Earth Observation (EO), where experts from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shared their work in land and water management. Livia Peiser, the Technical Officer ...