Agricultural Water Use and Water Productivity in the Large Scale Irrigation (LSI) Schemes of the Nile Basin
The NBI project Efficient Water Use for Agricultural Production (EWUAP) is the first step in bringing together stakeholders to develop a common shared vision on availability and use of water for agricultural production. The objective of this project was to make an inventory of the LSI schemes and their main problems and issues, such as best practices, misconceptions, opportunities, weaknesses and needs. The irrigation conditions were compared to global and/or regional best practices.
Remote Sensing for Decision Support Systems (DSS) in Nile Basin Water Management
Spatial data derived from satellites is of great value for Decision Support Systems (DSS). The Water Resources Planning and Management (WRPM) project of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) is currently developing a DSS. A remote sensing scoping study was conducted to learn more about the existence of satellite data archives covering land properties, land surface state variables, and land surface physical processes and the strong advances in remote sensing technologies over recent years.
Pilot Project On-Farm Irrigation Management Improvement in Egypt
A unique system to improve irrigation water use was developed by a partnership between Dacom, the Soil Company and WaterWatch. The goal of the project was to improve the water management of several farms in egypt by means of innovative methods. Comparisons were made between the traditional irrigation management and the new, improved techniques.
Monitoring Summer Crops under Changing Irrigation Practices
The Irrigation Improvement Project (IP) aims at increasing crop production and farmers income by improving irrigation efficiencies and a more equitable distribution of water by establishing continuous flow and on-demand access to water resources. The spatial changes induced by IPP are described by this remote sensing study.