Promoting Space Applications For Water Sustainability

25 Jan 2021 by Local Press Report

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) have renewed their long-standing agreement to promote the use of space-based technology for better water resource management. PSIPW is a leading scientific award that focuses on innovation to address water scarcity, offered every two years. In 2016, the two organisations formalized their collaboration, including an agreement to develop the Space4Water Portal, an innovative platform that brings together space and water experts to exchange knowledge, resources, and practices. On the Portal, users share information on projects, satellite missions, software, capacity building and training material, conferences, workshops, and publications.