WaPOR, remote sensing for water productivity

WaPOR introductory training in Mozambique


A recent training workshop successfully equipped stakeholders with vital knowledge and skills related to the WaPOR database and water productivity. In addition to the stakeholders from the inception workshop, participants included policymakers, researchers, and end users relevant to the identified topics.

Spanning three days, the workshop covered diverse areas. The first day introduced participants to the concepts and methodology of the WaPOR database, followed by hands-on exercises using the WaPOR portal. On the second day, participants explored data quality assessment and water productivity concepts, engaging in practical exercises analyzing WaPOR data in QGIS. The final day included group assignments, needs assessments, training evaluation, and relevant case study discussions.

Each day was structured with theory sessions in the morning and hands-on exercises in the afternoon, with an average workload of 5 hours. Interactive elements such as PowerPoint presentations, group discussions, live demonstrations, maps, and Kahoot! quizzes ensured an engaging learning environment.

By the end of the training, participants demonstrated their ability to describe WaPOR database components, acquire data from the portal, analyze biophysical variables, and perform spatial analysis using QGIS.

Overall, the workshop provided stakeholders with essential skills and knowledge to leverage the WaPOR database effectively. This will contribute to improved water management and enhanced agricultural productivity in their respective fields.