Inception workshop in Jordan
Jordan is one of the ten partner countries of the WaPOR 2 project. On July 7th, the project’s inception workshop, the first of this second phase, was held in Amman, gathering national stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and institutions including: the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, the Ministry of Agriculture, the National Agricultural Research Center and the university of Jordan. The scope of these workshops is to get inputs from key stakeholders to help in defining the activities and the implementation plan of the project in the country. In fact, this second phase of WaPOR will be demand driven, therefore, stakeholder input is key.
The workshop was held in hybrid format with participants gathering in Amman but also joining virtually. One of the many takeaways is that there is a need, in Jordan, for more capacity building efforts, which is one of the main pillars of this new phase of the project, covering: remote sensing principles and tools, the use of the WaPOR portal, the use of WaPOR outputs, evapotranspiration estimation and water use efficiency and drought indices. The outputs of this workshop will shape the project activities for the next 5 years.