Overview: Water Resources Management

EO4SD – Water Resources Management aims at demonstrating the benefits of EO-based geo-information products and services to support programs related to the IFIs and stakeholders in Client States.

MAIN PARTNERS

World Bank (WB); Asian Development Bank (ADB); Inter-American Development Bank (IADB); International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

MAIN THEMATIC COMPONENTS AND EO-BASED INFORMATION

›› River basin characterization and change monitoring (e.g. hydrological network mapping, long-term climate change analysis)
›› Water supply and sanitation (e.g. monitoring of water quality, extent and level of lakes and rivers to support management for agricultural, industrial and urban water use)
›› Hydrological management (e.g. modeling and forecasts of runoff, river discharge and groundwater abstraction)
›› Water productivity (e.g. mapping of biomass production, evapotranspiration and crop type)
›› Risk management of natural hydrological hazards (e.g. mapping and forecasting of flooding, drought, landslides)
›› Industrial activity assessment (e.g. monitoring of freshwater fisheries, aquaculture, hydropower and mining)
›› Environmental Impact Assessment e.g. design of dams, irrigation impact on wetlands)

PRELIMINARY LIST OF CANDIDATE REGIONS/COUNTRIES

Africa
›› East and Southern Africa (e.g. Zambezi basin, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi)
›› West and Northern Africa (e.g. Niger basin, Lake Chad basin)

Latin America
›› Andes and Altiplano (e.g. Lake Titicaca basin, Bolivia, Peru)

Asia
›› Southeast Asia (e.g. Myanmar, Bangladesh, Lower Mekong region)

MAIN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES

›› Water Partnership Program (WPP)
›› Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA)
›› Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)
›› Cooperation Fund for the Water Sector (CFWS)
›› GEF Programs on sustainable management of transboundary water systems
›› Sahel and West Africa Programme (SAWAP) ›› Other regional and country-level programs to be decided in Phase I

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