Stockholm World Water Week 2014
Cap-Net UNDP and European Space Agency
Date: 4th September 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 14:00-17:30 (UTC+01:00)
The seminar will present the collaborative programme between Cap-Net UNDP and the TIGER initiative of the European Space Agency on capacity development in Earth Observation (EO) in support of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).
The partners represent a combination of state of the art capacity development instruments and technical knowledge on the thematic subject. The seminar will showcase capacity development activities being implemented by the partners in Africa on various aspects of IWRM and EO tools through the regional centres related to the TIGER programme and the Cap-Net affiliated networks in Africa. In particular an open source Water Observation Information System and dedicated training material are available to develop the capacity of African water authorities to monitor and assess their water resources.
Applicability and suitability for other regions of the world are being assessed. Special attention will be given to EO to support energy relevant aspects such as hydropower in the context of IWRM at the river basin scale.