Water Productivity Masterclass Series

Socioeconomic Water Productivity


This webinar is part five of a six-part masterclass series from the Water Productivity Improvement in Practice (WaterPIP) project. In this series, we will provide attendees with a step-by-step approach to monitor and interpret irrigation performance indicators using open-source tools and provide context through applied case studies. Monitoring at different spatial scales will be discussed (including at crop level, by irrigation scheme, and in river basins) as well as monitoring techniques for biophysical and socioeconomic parameters of water productivity.

Water productivity can be defined in various ways: in biophysical water productivity (yield per unit of water consumed, kg/m3), economic water productivity (financial returns per unit of water consumed, $/m3) and social objectives (stability, equity, employment, food security, etc.). Each definition reveals another piece of the puzzle, but all of them are needed to provide a complete view of water productivity.

This masterclass webinar from WaterPIP is aimed at introducing different definitions of water productivity and how each definition inform a complex debate. After the completion of this webinar, you will acquire a holistic understanding of the interconnections and trade-offs between different types of water productivities. You will also become familiar with a framework on how to assess different policy strategies related to water productivity.

How to attend

You can find more information on the Water Productivity Masterclass Series at www.un-ihe.org/events and www.thewaterchannel.tv/webinars.

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This webinar series is free to attend and open to the public. No registration is required. The day of the webinar, go to http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/webinars and find directions on how to connect under the section “How to attend”.



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