Water Productivity Improvement in Practice

Work Package 2: Agri-business & IT

Work Package 2 (WP2) aims at providing services to promote and facilitate improving water productivity. It involves connecting with small and medium-sized enterprises, non-governmental organisations, and agri-businesses, and engage them in putting water productivity into practice. Farmers, suppliers, financers, processing industries, public sector, and information technology (IT) companies need to collaborate to develop solutions to improve water productivity.

The objective of WP2 is to:

  • Identify local use cases and engage with, and support (potential) WaPOR users through local service centers (engage)
  • Improve access to and interpretation/analysis/usage of WaPOR data and information by (co-)developing applications (develop)
  • Share, demonstrate and showcase water productivity tools through a repository and country based water productivity events (demonstrate)

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Activities and Outputs

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What is Water Productivity?

To help kick off the WaterPIP project, a series of introductory videos were created to help describe what is Water Productivity and how can we use the WaPOR database to better understand on-the-ground conditions.

Take a look at the What is Water Productivity video as well as other videos on water productivity and the WaPOR portal.

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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.

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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.