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Improving water resources management with satellite data

08 April 2019

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An extensive review reveals that remote sensing is changing the way we manage water resources and suggests that the coming years will bring both exciting advancements and new challenges.

Sustainable water resource management is a central challenge for governments the world over. Extremes in the water cycle, namely, floods and droughts, strain even the wealthiest nations and devastate vulnerable populations. Furthermore, many of the most water vulnerable places on Earth are also the most hydrologically data poor.

Source: Earth & Space Science News

Image credit: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory - An artist's rendering of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), which measures variations in Earth's gravity field and is used to track changes in water storage, including groundwater.

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