"Water-related hazards or hydro-hazards are the results of complex interactions in the ocean atmosphere-land process cascade. Floods and droughts are expected to increase due to global warming. Increased hydro-hazard impacts and costs are attributable to such factors as increased event frequency and magnitude, unplanned urbanization, degradation of ecosystem services, vulnerable livelihoods, and inaccurate public perception of risk. The challenge is to identify appropriate and timely adaptation measures in a continuously changing environment." (UNESCO n.d.)
Oil Spill in Peru - Call for Action - Spread the word
Urgent: We share this survey with the aim of recording information on the areas affected by the spill from the La Pampilla refinery, Ventanilla - Callao, which occurred on January 15, 2022 in Lima, Peru. It is a project of part of the group of students and volunteers of GeoPathways Peru.
United Nations/Ghana/PSIPW - 5th International conference on the use of space technology for water resources management
Rationale and context
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Government of Ghana are jointly organizing a Conference with the support of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) to promote the use of space technology in water management to the benefit of developing countries.
The Conference will be held in Accra, Ghana, from 10- 13 May 2022, hosted by the University of Energy and Natural Resources on behalf of the Government of Ghana.
LAND4FLOOD Conference 2023
The IWRA Task Force Land4Flood Network will hold, in cooperation with IWRA, its next Land4Flood conference in Dortmund, Germany, from September 27 to 29, 2023. The conference will be hosted by the “Land policy and land management" research group, part of the Department of Spatial Planning at the TU Dortmund University.
The main theme of the conference is
The 10th World Water Forum - Bali 2024
The largest international meeting in the water sector is planned to be held in Bali on 18-24 May 2024 with the theme "Water for Shared Prosperity" to answer global challenges and potentials caused by increasing population growth and urbanization.
The forum will promote and further the agenda to achieve not only Goal 6 on clean water and sanitation, but all SDGs by highlighting factors for conservation, environmental protection, and integrated water management approach.
Virtual Training Workshop: EO and Copernicus for Disaster Risk Reduction
Floods and droughts are some of the most frequent natural disasters that can become a major threat to livelihoods, food-security, infrastructure and even life. Remote sensing and earth observation provide valuable tools to monitor ongoing floods and drought, assess the current situation from space and produce products that can support stakeholders and decision makers.
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.
Diverse and dynamic R&D company operating across geospatial fields for a more sustainable future - Earth Observation, remote sensing, drones, and modelling of water risks. We are determined to make the world a more sustainable and resilient place, including the SDG targets 1, 2, 6, 13, 15, and 17 in our mission and daily activities. We offer:
PhD Candidate at University of Twente
Amin Shakya is a Doctoral Candidate at the ITC Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, the Netherlands. Amin is researching the application of Earth observations to monitor the world’s rivers. Amin has a double master's degree in Water Science and Engineering from IHE Delft, the Netherlands and TU Dresden, Germany. In addition, he is active in youth networks, most notably, the Groundwater Youth Network.