This one-day workshop hosted by NASA and the World Resources Institute will focus on current and future uses of satellite-based water resource data and other tools to support decision making in the context of agricultural management and food security.
The workshop targets participants concerned with the management of water resources in support of agriculture in the areas of disaster relief and food aid, corporate supply chain management and agricultural water use. This workshop is free, though registration is required at the website listed below. A remote participation option will be available via the website.
Three panels of experts will address topics of disaster relief and food aid, corporate supply chain management and water resource management for agriculture through interactive discussions. Each panel will address how water resource data products are currently used, discuss data gaps and opportunities to better exploit remote sensing products and engage in a two-way dialogue with participants to outline current and future data needs.
Afternoon breakout discussions will provide a deeper dive into these three panel topics to outline how the agricultural communities can use geospatial data to increase resilience in their supply chains in the face of water resource challenges and hazards. The breakouts will also discuss how food security policy and development organizations may improve planning and decision making with the use of earth observation data.
Keynotes will be provided by Steve Brumby, Chief Technology Officer & Cofounder of Descartes Labs and Stanley Wood, Senior Program Officer for the Agricultural Development Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
For more information and workshop registration, please click here.