29 May 2017
The Summer School on "Water Informatics: Science and Systems" was focused on building capacity through two key modules on a) Systems Analysis and b) Remote Sensing.
The module on Systems Analysis aimed to introduce students to systems theory, systems analysis, and applications for quantitatively and qualitatively analyzing critical linkages between water, energy, and food systems in the Indus Basin that are vital for effective policy making and sustainable management of natural resources.
The module on Remote Sensing aimed to give participants an introduction to the science and principles of remote sensing of the Earth, remote sensing data acquisition (specifically satellite data sets in public domain), as well as hydrological applications of remote sensing.
Summer School on "Water Informatics: Science and Systems'
The aim of the school is to bring together academics (students, researchers, scientists) and practitioners (policy makers, government representatives) and engage them in addressing water management through a multidisciplinary approach. This is important because addressing water challenges requires water managers to apply an integrated and interdisciplinary approach, involving hydrological, economic, institutional, legal, policymaking and planning aspects.
The school is critical for building capacity in the water sector and will help to bridge the gap between academia and practice, and establish a fruitful co-operation between the academic community and industry, development agencies, NGOs, public administration, local communities, and other relevant institutions for building capacity in innovation and technology for water management.
Last edited: 12 June 2017
Water Informatics: Science and Systems