The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Water Resources Management using NASA Earth Science Data

NASA is hosting a webinar series comprised of five 1-hour sessions on 13, 20, 27 October and 3, 10 November 2015. Each session will be held two times a day to allow national and international participation from different time zones ( 10-11 AM and 2-3 PM Eastern US time).

Objectives:

To provide 1) information about availability and access to global freshwater data for applications in drought and agricultural management, flooding and reservoir management from NASA remote sensing observations and land-atmosphere models and 2) GIS-based analysis of regional water budget for applications in water resources management.
When: 10-11 AM and 2-3 PM Eastern US time; 13, 20, 27 October and 3, 10 November 2015
Where: Online webinars
How to Register: Registration is free but you must register using the links shown below. Space is limited and preference will be given to agencies engaged in water resources monitoring, management and decision making around the world. You will be notified by email if your registration has been approved before/by October 1, 2015.
Register for the 10:00 AM (EDT) Eastern Daylight Time here
Register for the 2:00 PM (EDT) Eastern Daylight Time here

Course Agenda:

Week-1: NASA Satellite Missions and Land-Atmosphere Models Relevant to Water Resources Management
Week-2: Overview of Precipitation and Soil Moisture Data
Week-3: Overview of Run off/Streamflow and Reservoir Height Data
Week-4: Overview of Evapotranspiration and Ground Water Data
Week-5: Regional Water Budget Estimation and Water Resources Data Applications

All training materials will be available in English and Spanish.

A certificate will be awarded to participants who attend all five sessions and submit completed homework assigned during the course. More information can be found at the event website here.