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Conference on the use of space technology for water management

The United Nations, Costa Rica, and the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) are co-organizing the sixth conference on space technology for water management, to be held in San José, Costa Rica, from 7-10 May 2024, with options for online attendance. 

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Hosted by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), this event continues the series initiated in 2008 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The conference series, part of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) Space for Water Project, aims to enhance the capacity of developing countries in using space technology for water management.

The 2024 conference focuses on raising awareness of space technologies in hydrology, water resource management, and ecosystem preservation. It seeks to foster knowledge exchange among governments, technical experts, academia, the private sector, and civil society. The conference will feature technical sessions on themes like water scarcity, water quality monitoring, ‘Internet of Things’ (IOT) supported water applications, and glacier monitoring, alongside a workshop for co-creating space-based water solutions.

  • Find out more and register to attend here.

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