WaPOR, remote sensing for water productivity

FAO and IWMI Host Co-Design Workshop for WaPOR-Based Irrigation Performance Assessment Tool in West Al-Gharraf, Iraq


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) collaborated to host a co-design workshop aimed at advancing the irrigation performance assessment tool in West Al-Gharraf, Iraq on April 30th.

Technical experts from the Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR), the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), the Ministry of Environment (MOE), the Ministry of Planning (MOP), and universities actively participated in the workshop.

The proposed application aims to assist the MoWR in evaluating the status/performance of selected irrigation schemes using WaPOR data and ground data collected by MoWR, MoA, and MOP. The IWMI-WaPOR team adopts a co-design approach to ensure alignment with stakeholders' planning and operational needs for effective decision-making.

This pioneering workshop was conducted in partnership with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), with the aim of bolstering agricultural water management through data-driven insights derived from remote sensing.