"Freshwater habitats include rivers, creeks, lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands (such as swamps and marshes). Freshwater accounts for only three percent of the world’s water. (The rest is saltwater.) But despite that tiny amount, freshwater habitats are homes to more than 100,000 species of plants and animals." (National Geographic n.d.)
Interview with Mr Stuart Crane, Programme Management Officer at UN Environment
Capacity Building and Training Material
Remote Sensing for Freshwater Habitats
Freshwater habitats play an important role in ecological function and biodiversity. Remote sensing of these ecosystems is primarily tied to observations of the drivers of biodiversity and ecosystem health. Remote sensing can be used to understand things like land use and land cover change in a watershed, habitat connectivity along a water body, water body location and extent, and water quality parameters. This webinar series will guide participants through using NASA Earth observations for habitat monitoring, specifically for freshwater fish and other species.
World Wetlands Day 2021 - Online Panel Discussion: Wetlands: Securing Freshwater for All
The event will bring together diverse speakers to provide insights on why we need to upscale and accelerate initiatives that conserve wetlands and all freshwater ecosystems to ensure freshwater for all.
Watch the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v36wnjspMPo
Programme Management Officer UN Environment
Mr Stuart Crane, has been a Programme Management Officer at the United Nations Environment Program and its Center for Water and Environment since 2017. Mr Crane has experience in international intergovernmental organizations since 2009 and dedicated large parts of his career to working on environmental issues such as energy, climate change and water. His professional background is in Environmental Quality and resource management, and he received his post graduate degree in International Development.
PhD Student at Washington State University and Intern at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Rebecca is a PhD student in Civil Engineering at Washington State University specializing in water resources engineering. She is also an intern at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). Her research includes a wide spectrum of topics related to water resources and climate change. She has expertise in both remote sensing and modeling and incorporates a variety of tools in her research.