PA034:
Success Stories of How Remote Sensing is Serving Water Resources Planning and Management





Session ID#: 27002

Session Description:
While the first earth observing satellites were launched more than fifty years ago, the term "valley of death" has been used to portray the difficulties to turn remote sensing data into direct societal applications (NRC 2001, Hossain 2014). This session will present a collection of international applications of remote sensing that are successfully supporting water resources management and planning. The presentations will focus on case studies where management and planning tasks benefitted from pre-processed remote sensing data and applications. Participants will elaborate on the decision context of the case studies, how earth observations provided increased informational benefits to support decision-making, how the data was pre-processed and presented to address practitioners’ needs, and the challenges encountered. This session is focused on how the availability of analysis-ready remote sensing data and applications for water resources management can make a difference in the world for the benefit of society.
Primary Convener:  Aleix Serrat-Capdevila, The World Bank, Washington DC, United States
Conveners:  Martha C. Anderson, USDA ARS, Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab, Beltsville, MD, United States, Bradley Doorn, NASA Headquarters, Earth Science Directorate, Washington, DC, United States and Stefanie Herrmann, The World Bank, Washington DC, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • H - Hydrology
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Tobias Siegfried, hydrosolutions GmbH, Zurich, Switzerland, Timo Herberz, TU Berlin, Engineering, Berlin, Germany and Silvan Ragettli, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Forrest S Melton1,2, Justin L Huntington3, Lee Johnson1,2, Alberto Guzman1,2, Charles Morton3, Isabel Zaragoza2, Jason Dexter1,2, Carolyn Rosevelt1,2, Andrew Michaelis1,2, Ramakrishna R Nemani4, Michael Cahn5, Bekele Temesgen6, Ricardo Trezza6, Kent Frame6, Simon Eching6, Robyn Grimm7 and Maurice Hall7, (1)NASA ARC-CREST, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (2)California State University Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA, United States, (3)Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV, United States, (4)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (5)UC Cooperative Extension, Salinas, CA, United States, (6)California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA, United States, (7)Environmental Defense Fund, Sacramento, CA, United States
Phu Nguyen1, Mohammed Ombadi1, Hamed Ashouri1,2, Andrea Thorstensen3, Kuo-lin Hsu1, Dan Braithwaite1, Soroosh Sorooshian1 and Logan William4, (1)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (2)Risk Management Solutions, Inc., Newark, CA, United States, (3)NWS North Central River Forecast Center, Chanhassen, MN, United States, (4)International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM), Alexandria, VA, United States
Jonathan Sullivan1, Devin Routh2, Beth Tellman3, Colin Doyle2 and Jared N Tomlin2, (1)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (2)Cloud to Street, New York, NY, United States, (3)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States
Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, Aleix Serrat-Capdevila, The World Bank, Water Global Practice, Washington D.C., United States and Diego Rodriguez, The World Bank, Washington, DC, United States
Mutlu Ozdogan, University of Wisconsin Madison, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, Madison, WI, United States, Aleix Serrat-Capdevila, The World Bank, Water Global Practice, Washington D.C., United States and Martha C. Anderson, USDA ARS, Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab, Beltsville, MD, United States
Thomas M Hopson1, Emily E Riddle1, Daniel Broman2, G Robert Brakenridge3, Charon M Birkett4, Albert Kettner5, Kevin Michael Sampson1, Jennifer Boehnert6, Satya Priya7, Dan C Collins8, Dorita Rostkier-Edelstein9, William Young10, Deepak Singh7 and Akm Saiful Islam11, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Bureau of Reclamation Denver, Water Resources Planning and Operations Support Group, Denver, CO, United States, (3)CSDMS Facility, INSTAAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Univ Maryland--ESSIC, College Park, MD, United States, (5)University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (7)World Bank, New Delhi, India, (8)Climate Prediction Center College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (9)Israel Institute for Biological Research, Dept. of Applied Mathematics, Environment Division, Ness Ziona, Israel, (10)World Bank, Washington, DC, United States, (11)Bangladesh Institute of Water and Flood Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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