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.

 

26/11/2020
The new catalogue showcases the wide range of applications of WaPOR data, and the varying contexts in which it is used. Currently available on the WaPOR website, it acts as a...
13/11/2020
The European Space Agency (ESA) will start the development of a new system that will provide invaluable information for improved estimation of water consumption and water productivity. WaPOR is proud of...
30/10/2020
Are you a water manager, farmer, agricultural expert, communication expert, data visualizer, graphic designer, policy maker, student, wholesaler, researcher, input provider, IT developer, or … we invite you to join...
16/10/2020
Due to the high population growth and scarcity of arable land and water resources in the Middle East and North Africa region, most of agricultural development and food production policies...
12/10/2020
Livia Peiser, FAO Technical Officer, presented WaPOR as a tool to help countries assess the impacts of conflicts and climate extremes on food and water security, during one of the...
28/09/2020
The KnoWat project has now a brand new website which provides a complete set of in-depth information on the project’s approaches, methodologies and activities in the countries and at global...
24/09/2020
WaPOR was presented during the International Conference “Artificial Intelligence (AI), food for all” organized by the Rome call signatories - FAO, the Pontifical Academy for Life, IBM and Microsoft -...
16/07/2020
IWMI's Office in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region led the development of IRWI phone app in partnership with SWERI (Soil, Water and Environmental institute –Agricultural Research Centre)...
06/07/2020
FAO, in collaboration with the National Agricultural Policy Centre (NAPC) and the General Organization of Remote Sensing (GORS) of Syria conducted a series of technical trainings on the use of...
10/06/2020
The European Space Agency (ESA) is supporting the development of methodologies to monitor evapotranspiration using a combination of Copernicus satellites (mainly Sentinel 2 and 3). As part of this effort,...
03/06/2020
In the framework of the Water Productivity Improvement in Practice (Water-PIP) project, IHE-Delft, Wageningen University, MetaMeta and the 25% Alliance are organizing the Water Productivity Masterclass webinar series. This webinar series...
29/05/2020
The virtual workshop organized by IWMI and LARI in the framework of the WaPOR project on 28 and 29 April 2020, gave an overview of the "Stakeholder mapping and needs...
08/05/2020
WaPOR was presented during the EGU (European Geosciences Union) 2020: Sharing Geoscience Online hosted from 4 to 8 May 2020, which brings part of the activities of the EGU General...
20/04/2020
Earth Engine Data Catalog is now offering in its public catalog data from WaPOR, FAO’s portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open-access of Remotely sensed derived data, which monitors and...
22/03/2020
In the video message for the International Water Day 2020 on “Water and climate change”, FAO Director General QU Dongyu highlighted FAO’ support to members states in monitoring their water...
05/12/2019
WaPOR was presented during the 1st regional conference on improving water productivity in the NEMA region organized by FAO from 4 to 6 December 2019 in Tunis, Tunisia. The conference...
14/11/2019
The International Symposium on the Use of Nonconventional Waters to Achieve Food Security, co-organized by FAO and the Government of Spain, will be held from 14 to 15 November 2019....
01/08/2019
Following his election by Members at the 41st session of Conference on 23 June, FAO welcomes Qu Dongyu as the ninth Director-General since the establishment of FAO in 1945. The...
13/06/2019
The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is taking place the 17 June 2019. The seminar will present and discuss tools, policies and best practices to support countries and...
13/05/2019
The Government of Rwanda’s strategic development plans emphasize the importance of environment protection, natural resource management and climate change preparedness. Natural Capital Accounts (NCA) are an important resource for tracking...