Potential Applications of Geoinformatics in Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change
27 July 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Several countries around the world suffers from limited natural and water resources and the high rate of population increase over the last few decades, this resulted in widening the gap between water demand and supply. Furthermore, the impacts of climate change are anticipated to worsen this situation by jeopardizing existing water resources. Strategic vision to ensure an adequate, safe, and secure drinking water supply presents a challenge, particularly for such countries, faced with a critical supply-demand imbalance and a high risk of water quality deterioration. To provide sustainable and equitable long-term water management plans, current and future demands, along with available adaptation options should be assessed through community engagement.Recently, Geoinformatics were used efficiently for several climate change studies, this includes the use of the state-of-art technology for investigating, monitoring, documenting, and understanding the impacts of climate change and its consequences. Geoinformatics is the science and the technology which develops and uses information science infrastructure to address the problems of geography, cartography, geosciences and related branches of science and engineering. This includes the use of earth observation satellites (EOS), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and other related technologies. In this webinar, the speaker will focus the shed on the current of future trend of geoinformatics and its applications in assessing the impacts of climate change.