WaPOR for the assessment of the impacts of conflicts and climate extremes on food and water security
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 five sessions of the “Earth Observation for Agriculture under Pressure” online event organized by the European Space Agency on 7 October 2020. The session focused on water resource management and productivity. Livia Peiser presented the example of Syria where the agricultural production has been severely affected by conflicts since 2011. Thanks to the use of WaPOR, the damage caused to agricultural production has been assessed through the quantification and spatial identification of the most damaged areas in the country.