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Forrest Melton

Member since: Jul 30, 2013, NASA ARC-CREST / California State University Monterey Bay

2015 International Workshop on Evapotranspiration Mapping for Water Security

shared by Forrest Melton, updated on Jun 18, 2015

Summary

Evapotranspiration (ET) is the primary consumer of fresh water and is essential to understanding the hydrologic cycle and impacts of water diversion, storage, and use at local, regional, and global scales. Within the last several decades, there have been great advances in our ability to compute and map ET over large areas through the use of satellite-based remote sensing and geospatial models. The NASA Applied Sciences Program Water Resources Application Area and the World Bank are co-sponsoring the 2015 International Workshop on Evapotranspiration Mapping for Water Security to further advance the use of these ET tools. The workshop is free and open to the water resources community, but registration is limited to 150 participants.

Location

Preston Auditorium (9/15 and 9/16) and Room MC 2-800 (9/17)
The World Bank
1818 H St NW, Washington, DC

Please allow at least 15 minutes for security at badging at the World Bank visitor's entrance on your first day at the workshop.

Dates

September 15, 16, and 17, 2015

Meeting Objectives

1) Raise awareness among U.S. and international water resource managers and other stakeholders of the potential benefits of using satellite-based mapping of ET.

2) Highlight successful U.S. and international examples of operational water resource management applications that use remotely sensed ET in decision-making from the field to regional scales, emphasizing the benefits and impacts for water resource management.

3) Identify opportunities to increase the use of satellite-based mapping of ET to enhance water resource security and sustainability in the U.S. and internationally.

4) Identify constraints on expanded use of remote sensing of ET, for example due to relatively low numbers and revisit frequencies of current field-scale satellite systems. Identify current challenges and existing barriers to use of remotely sensed ET internationally.

5) Identify information needs and data requirements from the water resources and ET user communities to inform planning for future satellite missions, including requirements for accuracy, spatial resolution, and revisit frequency.

6) Facilitate coordination with the World Bank, USAID, and other agencies to develop a strategy for international research and applied science partnerships to address existing challenges and accelerate the use of remotely sensed ET in water resources management.

Meeting Overview

Day 1 will describe the major approaches for developing ET datasets and maps, the requirements and limitations of current satellite revisit times and spatial scales, and the important attributes of remote sensing systems. These will be discussed in the context of impacts on water management and market-driven water transfers.

Day 2 of the workshop will review examples of recent and ongoing work in the U.S., China, Africa, Brazil, and other countries to apply satellite-based estimates of ET to improve monitoring and management of agricultural water resources, and resolve disputes over water distribution and water rights. Discussions will focus on identifying near-term opportunities to apply this technology to achieve improvements in water resources management, project planning and operations, and food production. Participants will discuss strategies to realize in-country investments in ground-based meteorological networks, validation campaigns, computing infrastructure for data access, and technical training.

Day 3 will be an important half-day workshop during which attendees will develop specific recommendations to inform investments in future research and applied science activities, as well as planning for future satellite systems.

We plan to provide opportunity for all participants to bring stand-alone posters to the workshop that can be displayed during the workshop.

Please see the link to the Workshop Overview at the bottom of the page for additional information.

Registration

The Workshop will have no registration fee and is open to the water resources community but seating is limited. Drop-in attendees are welcome, but all potential attendees should pre-register to minimize on-site time required by security procedures at the World Bank. Please register on-line today at: http://tinyurl.com/IntlET2015

Agenda

The draft agenda for the workshop is available at:
https://c3.nasa.gov/water/static/media/other/2015_International_ET_Mapping_Workshop_Draft_Agenda_2.pdf

Hotels

A room block for workshop participants has been reserved at the One Washington Circle Hotel. Please contact the hotel by phone and request a room under the "World Bank GWADR" after August 19th.

http://www.thecirclehotel.com/
1 Washington Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037
(202) 872-1680

Metro

The World Bank is located 3 blocks from the Farragut West Metro Station on the Blue, Orange and Sliver lines.

Airports

The closest airport to the hotel and meeting location is Reagan National Airport (DCA). Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located 26 miles from Washington, DC, and serviced by Washington Flyer Taxi (~$64 to Capitol Hill, plus tip). Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is another option for those traveling to Washington, DC. BWI airport can be accessed via Amtrak. Visitors can take the train from the BWI station to DC’s Union Station for ~$15.

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2015_International_ET_Mapping_Workshop_Overview.pdf
Workshop Overview
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2015_International_ET_Mapping_Workshop_Draft_Agenda.pdf
Meeting Agenda, Updated Sept. 4
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ET_Workshop_White_Paper_22Oct2015.docx
Recommendations of the Participants of the 2015 Workshop on Evapotranspiration Mapping for Water Security
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