About Africa-EU Innovation Alliance for Water and Climate Geoportal
The AfriAlliance project aims to better prepare Africa for future climate change challenges by having African and European stakeholders work together in the areas of water innovation, research, policy, and capacity development.
One of the innovative aspects of AfriAlliance is the multiple information source gathering approach for the purpose of water resources monitoring and forecasting. The inventory is based on a triple-sensor approach, looking into the capacity and efforts on human sensors (citizens, geo-crowdsourcing and communications), physical in-situ sensors (like weather station-based meteorological and ground-based water resource and hydrological networks such as stream gauging, groundwater, etc.) and space-based satellite sensors.
The content of these sources is described by metadata in the AfriAlliance geodata portal. It allows users to enter descriptions for all types of data, including satellite data, in-situ sensor data, citizen data, models, etc. and search for it. In this way, geodata sharing is stimulated between stakeholders in the AfriAlliance network.