The Fifth International conference on the use of space technology for water resources management was held between May 10 and May 13 in Accra Ghana. It has been jointly organized by The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Government of Ghana 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 motivation for this event comes from the fact that “Water scarcity and water quality degradation interrelate in the major challenge to secure water of good-enough quality to meet human, environmental, social, and economic needs. According to UNESCO (2020), widespread water quality degradation across the world is the most serious water problem. … Water is very closely related to the prevention of disease outbreak, but also a factor that can spread diseases further. In addition, groundwater resources, providing for 30 % of Earth’s freshwater resources as well as for better protection against drought and microbiological contamination than surface waters, have been rapidly depleted in recent years; this poses a major threat to global water security, agriculture, energy production and global peace.”
Mozaika contributed to this conference a lightning presenting ISME-HYDRO from the stand point of an e-Infrastructure for monitoring of groundwater resources based on earth observation and AI. The advantages and the added value of the solution were presented, viewers were informed that we are ready to deploy, and insistingly invited to get in touch.