Executive Seminar Earth Observation for Improving Water Management in Africa
Developing human, technical and institutional capacity
Water managers in Africa urgently need reliable information on the use and availability of water. Data acquired from space can contribute to this need. To satisfy the demand for information, good synchronisation is required between water managers, who must indicate their specific information needs, developers of the data gathering-monitoring satellite systems, and the knowledge institutes that must transfer their knowledge on collection and dissemination to users. During the seminar “Earth Observation for Improving Water Management in Africa: Developing Human, Technical and Institutional Capacity” which was held from 23 to 25 September 2008 at the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands, scientists, water managers from Africa and staff from knowledge centres have been addressing the question: “How can the knowledge available in the area of satellite data use for water management purposes be strengthened in Africa?” The seminar was jointly organized by the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) and ITC’s Department of Water Resources.
|Event starts:||Tuesday 23 September 2008|
|Event ends:||Thursday 25 September 2008|
|City where event takes place:||Enschede|
|Country where event takes place:||Netherlands|