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Water Productivity Events

Water productivity is a much discussed topic in the water and agricultural sector, especially in water-scarce countries. Between March and May 2017, a series of master classes on water productivity were organized by MetaMeta together with RAIN and NWP, under the auspices of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The master classes were meant for SMEs and NGOs interested in food security and water safety in water scarce areas. They provided the participants with latest developments, broader knowledge and the opportunity to jointly explore market opportunities. Presentations and recording can be found below.




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  • Hackathon 2019

    Generating-data driven solutions in LebanonAgriculture and water are invariably connected. As the world’s population continues to increase, food production needs to follow, along with demand for water in agriculture. As demand for water increases, its availability to individual users will become more and more uncertain. Adding to the uncertainty is climate change resulting in increasingly errati...

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  • MasterClass 5: Improvement of Water Productivity in Mega Irrigation schemes (March 28, 2018)

    MasterClass 5: Improvement of Water Productivity in Mega Irrigation schemesMarch 28th, 2018 @ MetaMetaOn March 28, MetaMeta hosted the MasterClass "Improvement of Water Productivity in Mega Irrigation schemes". The large variety in background of the 5 presenters shed different lights on the concept Water Productivity. From mega systems in Sudan and Pakistan (Frank van Steenbergen), drainage challe...

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  • Master Class 4: Business Opportunities with Water Productivity in Africa

    Master Class 4: Business Opportunities with Water Productivity in Africa 31 October 2017 @  Royal Tropical Institute, AmsterdamOn the 31st of October a master class hosted by SWA Consortium and 25% WP Alliance took place in Amsterdam on the topic of making making business work for water productivity in Africa. The African food market continues to grow with World Bank estimates showing that it ...

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  • Hackathon

     Water Productivity Hackathons What is a water productivity hackathon?Hacking is creative problem solving. During a 24 hour event a group of brilliant minds creatively start breakthroughs in water management. Through pitches, mini-workshops, and consultation sessions, teams work on a range of topics to develop strong concepts and initiate the development of high potential mobile applications bas...

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  • Master Class 3: From Farms to Basins (June 7, 2017)

    Master Class 3: From Farms to Basins June 7, 2017 @ MetaMeta, WageningenOn June 7th, the third and last master class in this series was hosted by MetaMeta. This master class was divided into two parts. The first part consisted of a work session in which a demonstration of the FAO WaPOR database was presented and in which future steps of the Community of Practice around water productivity was discu...

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  • Master Class 2: Water Productivity in Rainfed Agriculture and Horticulture (May 10, 2017)

    Master Class 2: Water Productivity in Rainfed Agriculture and HorticultureMay 10th, 2017 @ RAINOn May 10th, RAIN hosted the 2nd master class. This master class focused on rainfed agriculture, showcasing solutions at three levels. At micro-level through in-situ measurements, at meso-level through catchment management measures, and at macro level through soil and water conservation practices that li...

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  • Master Class 1: From Monitoring to Implementation (March 29th, 2017)

    Master Class 1: From Monitoring to Implementation March 29th, 2017 @ FutureWater, WageningenOn March 29 the first master class was hosted by FutureWater. In this master class Water Productivity was discussed at policy as well as implementation level. What is really necessary for farmers, companies and policy makers to know so they can take measures to improve water productivity? How can we work to...

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  • Kick-off meeting Water Productivity (March 2, 2017)

    Kick-off Meeting Water ProductivityMarch 2nd, 2017 @ MetaMeta WageningenOn March 2nd, an informative session on Water Productivity was held in Wageningen. We look back to a successful gathering with more than 50 people from NGOs, companies and governmental organizations.The meeting was intended to give participants information on water productivity, its embedding in the Dutch policy, and its imple...

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