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Improved management tools for water-limited irrigation: combining ground and satellite information through models

Objective

Two EU institutions with 7 institution from 4 Macs will work on improved assessment of the actual consumption of crops under irrigation systems by combining ground and satellite information. Eva-transpiration (ETA) of main crops will be measured on the field with advanced techniques, then used in state of the art process model to develop simple robust method of ETA estimation. Time series of high resolution satellite images will be analysed : a) to determine and measure the actual extension of the main irrigated crops, b) to determine the crop calendar in near real time, c) to apply the robust method to time series of satellite derived crop parameters (such as LAI) to produce maps of ETR and crop water use. A strong interaction with end-users along the project will allow to conceive tools able to implement those results into a follow-up operational phase. Long term sustainability will be ensured through dedicated actions for capacity building and for raising awareness of the beneficiaries.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
Address
Avenue Edouard Belin, 18
31401 Toulouse
France

Participants (8)

ARAB CENTER FOR THE STUDIES OF ARID ZONES AND DRY LANDS- LEAGUE OF ARAB STATES
Syria
Address

20 Damascus
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHES EN GENIE RURAL, EAUX ET FORETS
Tunisia
Address
Rue Hedi Karray
2080 Ariana
MINISTRY OF WATER AND IRRIGATION
Jordan
Address
Shemisani
Amman
NATIONAL CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
Jordan
Address

19381 Baqa-amman
OFFICE REGIONAL DE MISE EN VALEUR AGRICOLE DU HAOUZ
Morocco
Address

Marrakesh
UNIVERSITE CADI AYYAD
Morocco
Address
My Adbellah Avenue, Fssm
4000 Marrakech
UNIVERSITY OF JORDAN
Jordan
Address
University Road
11942 Amman / Al-jubaiha
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Duivendaal 2
6701 AP Wageningen