Earth Observation for Water management

Good water resources management is of paramount importance for sustaining economic and human development. In order to design and plan water resources systems, ground-based observation is a common input in operational hydrology today. However, there are many places, typically in developing countries, have poorly ground monitoring conditions. This insufficient input could make unrealizable outputs for decision makers in terms of water resources. To fill this void, innovative technologies, such as viewing water from a distance, mainly through satellite platforms will help countries measure and monitor their water resources better. Remote sensing enables coverage over large areas and spans of time without heavy field personnel requirements, and its accessibility, reliability, and accuracy have improved dramatically in recent years.

This workshop is designed to share experiences from Australia, the Netherlands, USA, and Vietnam in terms of application remote sensing in water resources fields, typically in water quality, agriculture, land use detection and satellite based precipitation estimation.

  • Moderators

Prof. Hyongki Lee, Email: hlee45@central.uh.edu

University of Houston, USA

Dr. Pham Nga, Email: pttnga.vnsc@gmail.com,

Vietnam Nat. Satellite Center, Vietnam

  • Date & Venue

3:00pm – 4:30pm, March 04th, 2018

Blue Diamond Room, ALMAZ 1st Floor

Meeting Duration*
Session plan in detail Order Presentation / Discussion topic Confirmed speakers
1 Opening remark Pham Anh Tuan/Tran Tuan Ngoc
2 A study of typhoon-induced flood and inundation extent to agriculture damages in the Central region of Vietnam using hydrological models and satellite data Hong Quang Nguyen

Vietnam Nat. Satellite Center, Vietnam

3 Benefits of satellite data cubes for water quality monitoring Tim Malthus

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Australia

4 Remote Sensing for Crop Water Productivity Surveying in the Central Highlands of Vietnam Wim Bastiaanssen

IHE Delft, the Netherlands

5 A remote sensing approach to classify lake trophic state in tropical regions: case study of lakes in Northern Vietnam Nguyen Thi Thu Ha

National University, Vietnam

6 Research to evaluate satellite-based rainfall products and its applicability in water resources management in Ca river basin, Vietnam Hai Tuan BUI

Institute of Water Resources Planning, Vietnam

7 Application of Remote sensing precipitation product: Areal mean precipitation uncertainty map over the major river basins in Vietnam Thi Hieu BUI

Hanoi University of Civil Engineering, Vietnam

8 Discussion
Hong Quang Nguyen

Vietnam Nat. Satellite Center, Vietnam

Tim Malthus

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Australia

Wim Bastiaanssen

IHE Delft, the Netherlands

Nguyen Thi Thu Ha

National University, Vietnam

Hai Tuan BUI

Vice Head of Water Resources Planning for Northern Region Vietnam

Institute of Water Resources Planning, Vietnam

Thi Hieu BUI

Lecturer, Hanoi University of Civil Engineering

Vietnam National Satellite Center (VNSC)

Website: https://vnsc.org.vn

The Vietnam National Remote Sensing Center (RSC) is an agency of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE).
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