Remote Sensing-Based Agricultural Water Accounting (AWA) for the North Jordan Valley
01 September 2022
An agricultural water accounting (AWA) was implemented in three cycles that included rapid assessment, detailed mapping and implementation of new techniques to assess water use and efficiency in the North Jordan Valley (NVJ). In these cycles, consolidated procedures have been applied to complement and validate open source data from earth observation systems (EOS) and the open source portal (WaPOR) of the Food and Agricultural Organization. The overall aim of the work was to provide assessment for agricultural water use in NJV and to provide solutions for water deficiency. The ultimate goal of the work was to institutionalize the water accounting (WA) systems at the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, so that open source data and WA tools would be fully utilized for water management in Jordan.