The project development objective (PDO) of the Second Phase of the Multi-country Regional Coordination on Improved Water Resources Management and Capacity Building Program was "to improve water resources and agricultural management and planning in and across Egypt". The achievement of the project’s objective was to be “based on quantitative and spatial-based decision making tools". This PDO was the same as the development objectives of the preceding projects in this series which pertained specifically to Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, the Arab Water Council (AWC) and Regional Center for Remote Sensing of North Africa States (CRTEAN).
Component 1: Improved Local Water Resources and Agricultural Management
The focus of this component was on improving local water resources and agricultural management. There were two subcomponents. The first was completion of technical studies such as Land Information System (LIS) Modeling Study; Ground Water Study; ET Modeling Study; and Crop Mapping and Irrigation Optimization Modeling Study. The second subcomponent was focused on installing and operationalizing Water Information System Platform (WISP) tools in relevant departments.
Component 2: Capacity Building and Project Management (Estimated allocation for Egypt:
This component focused on capacity building and supported various advanced remote sensing technical trainings for national experts from the implementing agency and end user agencies on issues covering groundwater, crop and irrigation optimization, monitoring of evapotranspiration (ETWatch), and Land Information System (LIS) scientific studies.
Component 3: Regional Integration and Cooperation (Estimated allocation for Egypt:
This component supproted the following activities: (a) participation in regional and international workshops, (b) development of a national online portal containing local and national results generated from the use of WISP tools, and (c) regional dissemination of data generated through WISP tools.
The project has been ended on Nov. 30th , 2017 with a satisfactory rating from the World bank. There were 128 staff persons that have been trained on the WISP relevant tools, 3 operational modules,7 workshops held in Egypt, 119 staff persons attended in 16 regional and international workshops, 4 published scientific papers.Division : Data Reception, Analysis and Receiving Station Affairs