Developing Telecoms: Satcoms to support African water management

A welcome piece of positive news for Africa comes from the Sri Lanka-headquartered International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and a new satellite data initiative.

A welcome piece of positive news for Africa comes from the Sri Lanka-headquartered International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and a new satellite data initiative.

IWMI, a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries, along with earth observation service Digital Earth Africa (DEA), will leverage state-of-the-art remote-sensing and data management technologies to enhance the ability of African governments, communities and companies to better manage their water.

The Digital Earth Africa partnership organizes decades of satellite data – updated daily – into an analysis-ready Open Data Cube (ODC). IWMI will work with DEA to develop tools to translate this data into decision-ready information for water resource management.

 

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