Webinar "Remote sensing for water productivity: WaPOR applications and data quality in Gezira irrigation system, Sudan", 1 June 2021, 14:00-15:30 CEST
The WaPOR project aims to assist partner countries in developing their capacity to monitor and improve water and land productivity in agriculture, responding therefore to the challenges that are posed by the growing pressure on freshwater resources and the need to sustain agricultural production to ensure food security in the face of a changing climate.
The activities of the project in Sudan have been focusing on the Gezira Irrigation System and were led by the Hydraulic Research Centre in Wad-Medani. At the same time, independent data validation and quality assessment of the WaPOR data continued throughout the project, and targeted field data collection allowed for evaluation of use of the data for land and water productivity assessment in the Gezira system.
The FAO WaPOR project is organizing the webinar "Remote sensing for water productivity: WaPOR applications and data quality in Gezira irrigation system, Sudan" on 1 June 2021, targeted to water and agriculture professionals, to share the findings of these activities and their relevance for improving the performance of irrigated agriculture in the country.
Moderator: Livia Peiser, Technical Officer and WaPOR team, FAO
Opening remarks, Babagana Ahmadu, FAO Representative, Sudan
Remote sensing (WaPOR) and field-based analyses for evidence-informed policy decisions and interventions to improve water management and productivity of the Gezira irrigation scheme:
- Preliminary results of project activities
Al Mutaz Abdalkariem Abdalftah, Researcher, Hydraulic Research Centre
- Follow-up and Phase 2
Abraham Mehari Haile, Associate Professor in irrigation and agriculture water management and productivity,
Hydraulic Research Centre
WaPOR data validation in Gezira: data collection, methods and results
Chris Mannaerts, Associate Professor of Environmental Satellite Hydrology at the Faculty of Geo-information Sciences & Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente
Ben Maathuis, ITC, UT Twente, Assistant Professor of Environmental Satellite Hydrology at the Faculty of Geo-information Sciences & Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente