Advanced Webinar: Using Earth Observations to Monitor Water Budgets for River Basin Management II

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Advanced Webinar: Using Earth Observations to Monitor Water Budgets for River Basin Management II

by bblevins » Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:28 pm America/New_York

Rivers are a major source of freshwater. They support aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, provide transportation, generate hydropower, and when treated, provide drinking and agricultural water. Estimating and monitoring water budgets within a river basin is required for sustainable management of water resources and flooding within watersheds. This advanced-level webinar series will focus on the use of NASA Earth observations and Earth system-modeled data for estimating water budgets in river basins.

Past ARSET trainings on monitoring water budgets for river basins focused on data sources relevant for river basin monitoring and management, and provided case studies for estimating the water budget of a watershed using remote sensing products. This advanced webinar will include lectures and hands-on exercises for participants to estimate water budgets for a given river basin.

Course Dates: July 21, 28, and August 4, 2020.

Times: 10:00-12:00 & 16:00-18:00 EDT (UTC-4); There will be identical sessions at two different times of the day

Register Here: https://go.nasa.gov/3ex7DbT

Learning Objectives: By the end of this training, attendees will be able to:
Identify and access remote sensing and Earth system-modeled data for estimating water budgets in a river basin

Explain the uncertainties involved in estimating water budgets for river basins

Replicate the steps for estimating water budgets for a river basin and sub-watersheds using remote sensing products and GIS

Course Format: Three, two-hour parts that include lectures and demonstrations, exercises, and question and answer sessions. Each webinar will be broadcast in English with training materials available in Spanish.

Audience: 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.

Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals: 

Target 6.4: By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity

Target 6.5: By 20Retweet Option:30, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate

Retweet Option: https://twitter.com/NASAARSET/status/12 ... 3248851968

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