Water management in local communities led by women
When we think about geospatial technology, many of us imagine satellites for Earth observation and navigation, drones, and complex sensors used to collect information from the terrestrial surface. We also believe that most of the people capable of developing applications using geospatial data should hold a science-related Master or Ph.D. degree. The previous statement could not be further from the truth. Advances in technology have made access to geospatial technology possible for everybody.
Hydro-diplomacy: The role of space-derived data in advancing water security
Water scarcity is one of the greatest threats faced by humanity of our time – in 2019, more than two billion people experience high water stress (UN-Water 2019) and approximately four billion people suffer from severe water scarcity for at least one month per year (Mekonnen and Hoekstra 2016). This worsening problem increases the risk of international conflict over water resources breaking out, given that there are over 270 transboundary river basins, and three-quarters of UN Member States share at least one river or lake basin with a neighbour (UN News 2017).
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Water Diplomacy, a Tool for Climate Action?
In this SIWI World Water Week workshop organised by adelphi and IHE Delft, experts from the diplomacy, development, security, climate change and water communities discussed the conditions under which specific diplomatic tools can be used by riparian and non-riparian countries to shape regional cooperation to address climate, and other security and development challenges, such as migration.
IUCN World Conservation Congress
The first hybrid in-person and virtual environmental event since the pandemic began, the Congress will drive action on nature-based recovery, climate change and biodiversity post-2020.
The IUCN World Conservation Congress is jointly organised by IUCN and Marseille, hosted by the French Government.
The 9th Digital Earth Summit 2022: Digital Earth to Bridge Digital Divide for Attainment of Sustainable Development Goals
The 9th Digital Earth Summit 2022, on theme
"Digital Earth to Bridge Digital Divide for Attainment of Sustainable Development Goals"
will be held in Chennai, by the Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University from September 6th - 8th, 2022.
9th World Water Forum
The World Water Forum is the world's largest event on water. It has been organized every three years since 1997 by the World Water Council, in partnership with a host country. The 1st World Water Forum was held in Marrakesh in 1993 with few hundred participants. The World Water Forum has grown to be one of the most attended world events, with the number of participants ranging from a few hundred at its start to tens of thousands participants in recent editions.
Indigenous people in the governance of transboundary waters
This online interactive session explores the ways how to better involve indigenous people in the governance of transboundary waters and practical examples of the role of indigenous people in transboundary water management.
The aim of this interactive online session is to explore the ways of the inclusion of indigenous people in the governance of transboundary water resources. The session will provide participants with theoretical approaches and same case examples of how indigenous people have engaged in the governance of transboundary basins from across the globe.
XVIII World Water Congress
Water is for all, including humans and nature. As a precious natural resource, water plays a vital role in meeting human needs, preserving the environment and developing our countries. Thus, water management should consider, coordinate and balance the various needs, and fundamentally achieve harmony, which embodies a dynamic, coordinated, appropriate and equitable relationship, between humans and nature.
Chapman Conference: Remote Sensing of the Water Cycle
Remote Sensing of the Water: Sensors to Science to Society
In the past decade, there have been unprecedented changes in the fields of sensor technology, satellite missions, modeling and applications to benefit society. Small satellite systems are shifting observational paradigms to more rapid revisits, higher resolutions and ever-increasing volumes of data. The commercial sector has launched hundreds of satellites and companies are now in the business of understanding the water cycle.
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In-Service ICT Training for Environmental Professionals
Decision-makers are faced with the constant challenge of maintaining access to and understanding new technologies and data, as information and communication technologies (ICTs) are constantly evolving and as more and more data is becoming available. Despite continually improving technologies, informed decision-making is being hindered by inadequate attention to enabling conditions, e.g. a lack of in-service education and professional training for decision-makers.
Open Society University Network Research and Training Hub on Geospatial Technologies
Founded by Central European University (CEU), American University of Central Asia (AUCA), and Bard College, GeoHub is an open platform project developing the capacity of the members of the Open Society University Network (OSUN) for using the latest geospatial methods and technologies in their core research and teaching disciplines.
Water, Peace and Security Partnership
WPS is a partnership of research and civil society organizations that work together towards identifying water-related risks of human insecurity, fragility and conflict, and towards developing analytical and dialogue tools for preventing and mitigating such conflicts. WPS is a collaboration between the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a consortium of six partners: IHE Delft (lead partner), World Resources Institute (WRI), Deltares, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), Wetlands International and International Alert.
Kenya Space Agency
The Kenya Space Agency (KSA) was established under the Ministry of Defence, as the successor to the National Space Secretariat (NSS), by Executive Order through Legal Notice No. 22 of 7th March 2017 with the mandate to promote, coordinate and regulate space related activities in the country.
Vision: The vision of the Agency is to be the premier Space Agency in promotion of access and effective utilization of Space Economy for national sustainable development.
Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission
Realizing the importance of Space Science and Technology applications for sustainable national development, the Government of Pakistan established Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission. Being the National Space Agency of Pakistan, SUPARCO is mandated to conduct research and development work in the field of space science, technology and its applications for peaceful purposes and socio-economic uplift of country. Its headquarter is located at Islamabad and technical facilities are spread over Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Quetta, Peshawar and Gilgit.
PhD Student at University of Texas at Arlington
Padmi Ranasinghe is a doctoral student in Urban Planning and Public Policy at the University of Texas (UT) at Arlington, United States of America (USA), focusing on water management and climate change impacts in urban settings. She completed her Master of Science (MSc) degree in Environmental Science with academic excellence at the City University of New York-College of Staten Island and her second master’s degree in Regional Development and Planning at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Lilian Nguracha Balanga
Founder of Women .conserve at Samburu women
Am from pastoralist communities living in Kenya. I am a mother, a gender champion, I have more than 10 years of experience working with non-governmental organizations, I have been passionate about championing women and girls' rights since I was a young girl. I grew up in an atypical traditional culture where women are regarded as children, they were not allowed to own properties or make any decision. I learnt to voice out issues, I learnt to speak out on the right of other girls and myself. I have learnt, too, that women's rights are human rights regardless of age, tribe, color.