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News Call for papers: Use of Space Technology for Water Management

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA), United Nations Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for
Water (PSIPW) are co-organizing the above Conference to promote the use of space technology for
benefits of the developing countries.

The programme of the Conference may include, but is not limited to, the following topics:
• Applications of space technologies that provide cost-effective solutions or essential
information for planning and implementation of programmes or projects to enhance
management, protection and restoration of water resources.
• Use of space-related technologies in mitigating water-related emergencies, providing safe
drinking water and combating desertification.
• Use of space technology for detection and exploration of ancient water systems.
• Use of ancient and traditional water management systems (e.g. rain water harvesting
methods) to meet current needs for land use and agricultural activities, as well as to
improve search for underground and surface water sources.
• Education and training required for various target groups on using space technologies for
addressing water-related challenges, as well as public awareness initiatives in this area.
• International, regional and national initiatives.
• International cooperation.
• Case studies on successful applications of space technologies for enhancing water
resources management in developing countries.

Participants of the Conference are encouraged to make presentations on the topics suggested above, as well as to participate actively in all discussions.

For furthe details see:

Deadline to send application forms is 21 January 2008.

Contact information Sergei Chernikov (email:
Phone: +43 1 26060 4948
News type CallForPaper
File link
Source of information United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Keyword(s) satellite images, , information processing, documentation
Relation thematicdirs/events/sev391788
Geographical coverage Saudi Arabia
News date 21/12/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH