Rivers are a major source of freshwater. They support aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, provide transportation, and generate hydropower. Managing river basin watersheds is critical for developing policies for sustainable water allocation and development. Over the course of four sessions, this introductory webinar series will address using satellite data and Earth system modeling data sources to estimate surface water budgets.
By the end of this training, attendees will become familiar with:
Participants that do not have an understanding of the fundamentals of remote sensing may not be prepared for the pace and level of the live training.
The content of this training was developed for local, regional, state, federal, and international organizations engaged in the management of water resources, river basins, floods, droughts, land development, river transportation, hydroelectric power, and reservoirs.
There is no cost for the webinar, but you must register to attend the sessions. Because we anticipate a high demand for this training, please only sign up for one session. Professional organizations in the public and private sectors engaged in water resources management and monitoring will be given preference over organizations focused primarily on research. Sessions will only be broadcast in English - Session B will cover the same content as Session A.
This session will provide an overview of river basin monitoring and management, focusing on its importance and the approach. It will also cover an overview of remote sensing data sources relevant for river basin monitoring and management, and demonstrate data access.
This session will look at selected remote sensing studies of the Nile River Basin, including remotely sensed water balance analysis, the Nile Land Data Assimilation System, and wetland mapping and monitoring. Featuring guest speaker Benjamin Zaitchik.
This session will look at selected remote sensing studies of the Mekong River Basin. Featuring guest speaker John Bolten.
The final session will include a review of remote sensing data sources for surface water budget components, and run through estimating a water budget of a watershed using remote sensing components.