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.
WaPOR to initiate activities in Morocco
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.
New WaPOR portal presented during the project meeting at FAO Headquarters
The WaPOR team, international project partners and data service providers met last week at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. This was the first opportunity for the FAO WaPOR team to gather in-person. 10 FAO national coordinators travelling from WaPOR project countries (plus one on-line from Sudan) joined the team based in Rome.
WaPOR at the 2023 UN Water Conference: summary and outcomes
On World Water Day 2023, 22-24 March, the world turned its gaze towards the United Nations Headquarters in New York City for the 2023 Conference for the Midterm Comprehensive Review...
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...
Workshop on the use of WaPOR data for Pastoralism in Bamako, Mali
Recent national consultations conducted under the auspices of FAO in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Senegal have identified specific sectoral applications that could help solve key problems in the areas...
WaPOR presented at a field day with farmers in the Gezira Scheme, Sudan
The Agricultural Research Corporation and ICARDA (International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas) organized a field day on March 4th, 2023 at the Alkumur area in the Gezira...
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:...
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
Session on Innovations for the National Water Roadmaps
Join us on Thrusday 23 February online for the second day of the FAO Regional Workshop on National Water Roadmaps for an innovations accelerator session that will include presentations and a...
WaPOR introductory training in Adama, Ethiopia
From 16 January to 18 January 2023 a three day training was carried in the city of Adama. The key objectives of the training were to familiarize trainees with WaPOR...
Training and needs assessment workshop on WaPOR applications in Algiers
As part of the activities of the WaPOR 2 project in Algeria, a training and needs assessment workshop on WaPOR applications was organized from January 30 to February 01, 2023...
WaPOR training in Iraq on data collection for crop mapping
From Sunday 15 Jan 2023 in Baghdad, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Iraq (FAO) in collaboration with Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) conducted a 5-day training...
pyWaPOR training in Tando Jam, Pakistan
Between 17 and 20 January 2023, Bert Coerver an expert on remote sensing from the FAO WaPOR team led a 4-day training workshop in Tando Jam at the Sindh Agriculture University. During...
Stakeholder meeting and pilot area selection in Tunisia
In the framework of the WaPOR 2 project activities in Tunisia, a validation workshop of the intervention sites and the 2023 action plan was organised on 15 December 2022 at...
Data validation workshop in Jordan
In collaboration with IHE-Delft, FAO WaPOR conducted a 3 days in-person training on WaPOR data validation between the 12 and the 14 of December 2022 in Amman, Jordan. Twenty five participants...
Team 16 wins the hackathon with a proposal for an advisory service for Sudanese farmers
On Friday 16/12/2022, the closing event for the 1st online WaPOR hackathon organized by WaPOR partner, IHE Delft, took place virtually and was livestreamed on youtube (you can watch it in...
WaPOR at the Copernicus Land User Event
The Copernicus Land User Event took place on 17 and 18 November in Brussel. The event brought together users of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS), both at European and...
WaPOR introductory training in Kenya
A 3-day introductive training on WaPOR took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 29th November to 1st December 2022. It was held at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology...
WaPOR at the Sudan IT Exhibition
The Sudan Information Technology Exhibition was held in Khartoum from November 23 to 27 organized by the Sudanese Company for Free Zones and Markets under the supervision of the Ministry...
WaPOR introductory training in Sudan
On September 13 and 14, WaPOR conducted an introductory training aimed at a wide range of stakeholders of the project that took place at Hydraulic Research Center premises in Khartoum....