WF1: Tools, approaches, and technologies to understand and enhance a state of water productivity to gain in food and nutrition security. ****ENDED
Apr 01, 2021 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
The paper presents a new analytical tool known as TASK developed in Germany that is used to adapt reservoir operations to climate change. At the heart to f TASK is a seasonal forecasting tool that uses hydro-meteorological indices. The paper explains the data requirement, potential sources and processing steps of the tool.:
Using a water footprint approach and the AquaCrop model, the paper compares the blue water footprint of five selected crops in 11 Nile Basin countries over the period 2011-2015. The blue water footprint is evaluated for two management scenarios: (a) current irrigation practices; and (b) deficit irrigation with organic mulching. Significant blue water footprint saving was found under the latter scenario showing its potential for application in the Nile Basin.