In the context of the global water shortages and challenges for water savings in agricultural systems, this course introduces interventions and tools, and more specifically the real water savings in agricultural systems (REWAS) project, that aims to provide practical guidance on the implementation of real water savings.

Text from FAO elearning Academy website.


This course targets field-level programme officers and technical advisors in the water, food, irrigation and agricultural sectors. It is also relevant to anyone working or conducting research in these sectors.

You will learn about

  • The causes of water scarcity as well as its impacts on society.
  • Tools and approaches to achieving real water savings such as water accounting, allocation and productivity.
  • The potential impacts, both positive and negative, of water savings interventions as they relate to water accounting, allocation and productivity.

Digital certification

This course offers certification. You will get your digital badge upon passing a final exam after completing the course and achieve a grade of at least 75%.

You can find more information about the course and enroll at the FAO elearning Academy website.

The REWAS tool can be downloaded here.

Flyer of the course