Water Productivity Improvement in Practice

Events and Webinars

Join us in learning more about water productivity and staying up-to-date on the latest project developments.


WaterPIP KAN Webinar series "Watering the Margins"

On 14 May, the first webinar of the Webinar series "Watering the Margins" will take place. This webinar will bring together activists and researchers to discuss concerns of equity in the generation and use of earth observation data in agriculture. More information can be found here.  


WaterPIP KAN presented during the WDPP symposium

On 14 November, the WaterPIP KAN project presented during the Water and Development Symposium, organised by IHE Delft’s Water and Development Partnership Programme. The session was titled “Technology for Impact”.The video can be found here. More information can be found here.  


WaterPIP Knowledge and Action Network inception meeting

From 6 to 8 June 2023, the inception meeting of the third phase of the WaterPIP project will be held in Nairobi, Kenya. Partners from Egypt, Ethiopia, Niger, India and Netherlands will be attending and discussing the activities for this upcoming phase that will last until 2026. More information will come soon.  


FAO Science and Innovation Forum

On the 13th of October 2022, between 15:00 and 16:30 (GMT+2), WaPOR will be at the center of a side-event of the FAO Science and Innovation Forum (SIF 2022). This first SIF will be a space for highlighting the centrality of science, technology and innovation for agrifood systems transformation. The session will focus on the practical implementation of the different dimensions of water productivity.

Video is available here


MOOC Water Productivity in Practice

Starting in September 2022, the MOOC on Water Productivity in Practice will be open. In this MOOC you will learn more about what is Water Productivity and how to assess and interpret Water Productivity from multiple perspectives.

For more information on how to enrol go here.


Open data to support SDG6, towards the UN Water Conference 2023

On 1 September we will organise a talk show at the World Water Week in Stockholm which will bring the experience of key actors at global and national level in the field of water, agriculture and international cooperation. They will discuss the role of open data in contribution to improved cooperation for water management, which is at the core of the UN Water Conference 2023 to accelerate progress towards SDG. FAO open data such as AQUASTAT and the WaPOR remote sensing database on water productivity in agriculture support countries in monitoring SDG 6.4


Water Productivity Webinar Series 2021

The WaterPIP Project hosted a series of webinars in October 2021 to share updates on our work in water productivity. We shared the latest work on the policy framework, heard updates on our WaterPIP Hackathon teams, and discussed new WaPOR applications for monitoring, prediction and solutions in agriculture.

Go to the event homepage to watch the recordings of the webinars and download the presentations.


World Water Week 2021

The WaterPIP Project presented a session at World Water Week 2021 on the topic "Real time water data from satellites to achieve faster resilience". This session focused on methodologies which use near real-time remote sensing data to support building resilience in the agricultural sector, with the goal of showing that improvements in water productivity translate into increased agricultural production with reduced water consumption. Conclusions and resources can be found on the World Water Week website, and you can watch the recording of the session on FAO's YouTube channel.


WaterPIP Hackathon: From database to application

In November and December 2020, the WaterPIP Hackathon was launched, bringing together over 250 scientists, engineers, programmers, communications specialists, and local experts to create real-world applications using WaPOR remote sensing data (wapor.apps.fao.org).

Go to the event homepage to see more information or go to the WaterPIP YouTube playlist to view all the videos from the event.


Water Productivity Masterclass Series

In June and July of 2020, the WaterPIP project put on a series of Masterclasses on different aspects of water productivity, methods on how to monitor each one, and different open source tools that can be used by practitioners.

Go to the event homepage to see more information or go to the WaterPIP YouTube playlist to view all the videos from the series.