The Water-ForCE Horizon 2020 project team invites you to a webinar on Copernicus water services, with a focus on SDG6, Clean Water and Sanitation.
February 23, 2022 16:00 CET
While substantial progress has been made in increasing access to clean drinking water and sanitation, billions of people—mostly in rural areas—still lack these basic services.
During this webinar, we will be focusing on the targets of the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6), which focuses on clean water and sanitation.
You can register for this event here:
- Dr Deborah Chapman, Ambassador/Former Director UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre, University College Cork, Ireland.
- Dr. Marloes Mul, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education. Marloes will present their work on the relationship between remote sensing, water accounting and the SDGs.
- Mr. Mustapha Iderawumi, Industry Analyst at Space in Africa, Nigeria.
All six Copernicus Services (Atmosphere, Marine, Land, Climate Change, Security, Energy) deliver water and hydrology related services. However, the European Commission noticed that this way it is hard to get a comprehensive understanding of the global water cycle, there are gaps in water related products, there are certain aspects of duplication and it is hard for different user communities to find relevant Copernicus products. Therefore, the Horizon2020 Space Programme had a call for a Coordination and Support Action project: “Copernicus evolution: Mission exploitation concept for WATER” to find the best long-term mission concept.
The “Water scenarios For Copernicus Exploitation” (Water-ForCE) consortium proposed to develop a Roadmap for Copernicus water services. The Roadmap will provide a user and stakeholder driven concept for water services (water quantity, water quality, hydrological parameters, ice, snow, etc.), by assessing the existing and emerging needs, the opportunities presented by the current and future technical capabilities of satellite and in situ sensors, and addressing the current disconnects between remote sensing, in situ observations and modelling communities. Critically, the Roadmap will deliver the clarity required in relation to the needs and expectations of the core Copernicus mission by the public and private sectors and the wider research and business innovation opportunities.