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 webinar series will focus on the use of NASA Earth observations and Earth system-modelled data for estimating water budgets in river basins.


By the end of this training, attendees will be able to:

Identify and access remote sensing and Earth system-modelled 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

Level and Format:

  • Advanced
  • Three, two-hour webinars
  • Lectures and hands-on exercises


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.