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 are organized by MetaMeta together with RAIN and NWP, under the auspices of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The masterclasses are meant for SMEs and NGOs interested in food security and water safety in water scarce areas. They provide the participants with latest developments, broader knowledge and the opportunity to jointly explore market opportunities.

On 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 together to contribute?

Johannes Hunink and Gijs Simons provided an interactive demonstration of the usage of simulation models for assessing water productivity and evaluating options for improvement. This session can be viewed below.

Improving water productivity on different scales

For more information and videos of all presentations, see http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/waterproductivity. The next water productivity masterclass is planned for May 3rd, and will be hosted by RAIN Foundation. Keep an eye on the website for further details!