4 Part Series
"How does the latest generation of freely accessible satellites help countries better measure and manage their water resources?"
The successful implementation and monitoring of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) initiatives requires access to reliable data and information on water related issues. There is a growing awareness that Earth Observation data has the potential to serve these data needs especially in the context of international developing assistance.Through the lens of specific use cases implemented under the EO4SD project on Water resource management (www.eo4sd-water.net) this Bite-Learning Series will provide examples of how the latest generation of freely accessible satellites can help countries better measure and manage their water resources and as support for the monitoring requirements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Topics will amongst others include the use of Earth Observation for monitoring extent, volume and quality of surface water; Earth Observation for mapping extent of crops and agricultural water use and Earth Observation for wetland and land degradation monitoring. The target audience are water practitioners of all levels, including donors, policy-makers, technical staff and water educators.