Remote Water Sensing in the African Savanna

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Event
  • DATE / TIME:
    2017•09•20    08:00 - 2017•09•22    14:00
    Location:
    Mankweng

    In coordination with the University of Limpopo (South Africa), the UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) will organise a “Workshop on Remote Sensing of Water Use and Water Stress in the African Savanna Ecosystem from Local to Regional Scale”.

    Droughts and erratic rainfall patterns across large parts of Africa result in water-scarce environments like the savannas, highly sensitive to land management practices and changes in climate. In the southern part of the continent, savannas are key productive landscapes that support livestock, crops, and rural livelihoods. Monitoring water use and natural vegetation stress in these semi-arid ecosystems can support rangeland management and help maintain long-term productivity.

    This workshop will introduce the remote sensing system, which quantifies water use and stress in the African savannas. With a practical hands-on training approach, the workshop will discuss the use of earth observation technologies for estimating water and energy fluxes.

    The workshop is free of charge, but advance registration (by 10 September) is required.

    For more information, or to register, see the event announcement on the UNU-FLORES website.