Monitoring Earth’s freshwater supply from space
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency is an animation which shows the incredible capability of satellites to monitor and measure freshwater sources from space.
Freshwater is a critical natural resource that is under increasing pressure, primarily due to extreme weather patterns that are associated with climate change.
According to this year’s Global Risk Report by the World Economic Forum, water crises are one of the five biggest threats to our society.
Satellite data will provide authorities with data that may help to signal upcoming water shortages, leading to more efficient water management.
World Water Week, which is currently underway in Stockholm, provides a forum for thousands of leaders and experts from across the globe to learn more about how we can address the world’s water crisis.
Video Credit: European Space Agency