Water bodies are important and intensively used environments in urban areas and in the urban hinterland. They are of great economic interest (e.g. ports), are used for leisure, sports and tourism, and serve to improve the urban climate.

The monitoring and management of water bodies in urban areas are mainly the responsibility of the municipals. These authorities currently make their assessments and decisions based on data collected through in-situ measurements and, in some cases, modeling. New techniques that increase the knowledge about the water bodies and that help to optimize the monitoring programmes are of great interest and were the motivation for the CIWAWA project.

Within CIWAWA we combine the techniques from field measurements and remote sensing to optimize the monitoring of urban waters. Installed permanent measuring stations in the city area of Hamburg, Germany and recently developed measurement techniques show the potential of a combined monitoring concept with remote sensing data. Using remote sensing data in urban areas for water quality monitoring, a few special characteristics need to be considered, e.g. objects on the water surface. To integrate the developed products into public authorities, different interfaces are established to demonstrate the benefit and application of the data. During the webinar, we will show some of the algorithm developments addressing urban water specialties, the combination of the different measurement techniques as well as different interfaces to users.  CIWAWA wraps in November 2021.

GEOAquaWatch Webinar – CIWAWA
Thu, Nov 4, 2021 2pm UTC/ 8AM EST

Please join the webinar from your computer, tablet or smartphone.—ciwawa