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Training on Water Productivity Assessment for Improved Irrigation and Water Security using RS & GIS – 9th to 13th Oct, 2017

Training Workshop on “Water Productivity Assessment for Improved Irrigation Performance and Water Security using Remote Sensing & GIS in Karnataka”

Dates: 9th to 13th October 2017

Venue: Hotel Malligi, Hospete

Background

Crop water productivity (WP) concept and the associated indicators are powerful tools for assessing the performance of agricultural water management in the context of water and food security. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) considers WP as a cornerstone for water security in its Asian Water Outlook 2016. To support this, UENSCO-IHE is working with ADB in five Asian countries to a) set up baseline scenarios for investments into irrigation and b) build up capacity in using advanced tools for WP assessment. India (including the states of Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh), Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Indonesia are the pilot countries for this initiative. In Karnataka, together with the Advanced Centre for Integrated Water Resources Management (ACIWRM) the efforts are aimed at contributing to the Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Improvement Program (KISWRMIP).

 

Objective

The objective of the training workshop is to introduce the concept and frontiers of WP for applications in irrigation investment and management, and to build up in-house capacity using remote sensing and model tool (pySEBAL) for assessing crop WP.

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