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.