Devex: How satellite images could improve water management in Africa

“One of the big challenges of dealing with water resource management is: How are you going to manage something if you can't measure it?” said William Rex, senior adviser at the International Water Management Institute.

To further exacerbate this, many African countries don’t have the tools at hand to properly manage their water supplies. Noncomprehensive datasets make it difficult to know how much is coming in through rainfall and how much is washed away. This prevents certain governments from properly managing the supplies they have.

“One of the big challenges of dealing with water resource management is: How are you going to manage something if you can’t measure it?” said William Rex, senior adviser at the International Water Management Institute.

 

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