The Space4Water Project: Community building


The Space4Water Project started in 2018 and its main pillar, the Space4Water Portal, was launched on 30 October 2018 at the Eighth Award Ceremony of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) hosted at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, United States of America. The Project has been developed and implemented by the Office for Outer Space Affairs and funded by the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW).

The Space4Water Project is an umbrella for initiatives relating to space technologies and their application for water resources management, hydrology and ecosystem preservation. The Project is structured with three pillars of actions aiming to increase their impact from a local to a global level:
(a) Foster scientific exchange via conferences, to inform decision making and provide substantive evidence to support the development of policy;
(b) Reach and inform users worldwide, via the Space4Water Portal, to showcase good practices and allow users to find partners with the expertise or the regional focus they need. The vision and objectives are detailed in A/AC.105/C.1/2019/CRP.11 and on the Portal itself; and
(c) Community building via interactive Space4Water Portal stakeholder meetings with the aim to create an Experts Committee for Quality Assurance and Scientific Guidance.

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