Setting Up a Community of Practice (CoP) on Earth Observation Technologies
As part of the International Water Association (IWA) World Water Congress & Exhibition held from September 11th to 15th, 2022, experts from the PrimeWater Consortium (EMVIS S.A & EOMAP), DHI Water & Environment, Australian Water Partnership (AWP) and African Water Association (AfWA) organized on September 12th, 2022, a session themed “Earth Observation Technologies for Water Management: Building a Community of Practice” to give a background on the Earth Observation (EO) Community of Practice (CoP) and showcase the uses and applications of EO in water management in different cases and contexts. This workshop allowed to develop a call to action on what can be done practically in terms of Knowledge, technology, regulation, etc. for addressing the barriers that were previously identified and creating opportunities for the uptake of earth observations tools and services. Read the session conclusions below.