Press Release: IWMI project enables fast access to petabytes of analysis-ready water data in Africa
A new IWMI partnership with Digital Earth Africa (DEA) will leverage state of the art remote-sensing and data management technologies to enhance the ability of African Governments, communities and companies to better manage their water.
Water management is vital to Africa’s future, but limited water data makes it challenging. Earth observation satellites collect vast amounts of data over Africa every day, some of which can be used to measure and monitor water. The Digital Earth Africa partnership organizes decades of satellite data – updated daily – into an analysis-ready ‘Open Data Cube’, and IWMI will work with them to develop tools to translate this data into decision-ready information for water resource management.
“Actionable information on water is essential for charting Africa’s pathway to a sustainable and prosperous future. But today, Africa is one of the most data-poor regions of the world. IWMI and our partners are working to change that. WASA has the potential to strengthen water security with both the data and the means to turn it into meaningful information for water managers, communities and farmers,” said Claudia Sadoff, Director General, IWMI.
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March 19, 2020
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)