WaPOR, remote sensing for water productivity

Egypt is now part of the WaPOR project


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (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.  

The agreement was signed during a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) in the New Administrative Capital, by Prof. Dr. Hani Sewilam, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, and Mr. Nasr El-Din Hag Elamin, Representative of the FAO in Egypt. The ceremony was also attended by representatives of the Embassy of The Netherlands, resource partner of the WaPOR project. 

Prof. Dr. Sewilam explained that the implementation of WaPOR in the country will enhance the Ministry's capabilities to take appropriate decisions regarding the improvement of agricultural practices and managing water efficiently, according to the assessment of land and water productivity.

The agreement includes the launch of other two projects. The three projects are aligned with Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy Vision 2030, Egypt’s Water Resources Plan for 2037, the Updated Sustainable Agriculture Development Strategy, and the “Nexus of Water, Food, and Energy (NWFE)” Programme, and the UNSDCF for Egypt 2023-2027.