Optimize Water Use Efficiency
Water is indispensable to food security. To achieve high food production in a world with rising population, water management should be top priority. Earth observation can assist in this regard. It can provide estimates of already irrigated areas and identify land suitable for irrigation. It can estimate the impact of land use change on the water balance by comparing actual crop water use with irrigation water requirements. It can also optimize water distribution by providing the spatial insight into the water use and needs of an irrigation system.