The Horn of Africa is rich in groundwater, which is resilient to climate change and thus has huge potential to reduce fragility in the Horn region if properly exploited. The Groundwater Initiative therefor focusses on the strengthening of food security, increasing resilience in drought prone areas and tapping agricultural potential through the sustainable utilization of available groundwater resource.
Mapping and monitoring available water resources is of primary importance to the initiative. Understanding the spatial distribution and temporal variation of these resources is the foundation for sustainable policies and effective and efficient actions. The EO sector can address this need through: [i] direct observations of surface water resources and assessments of their evolution over time; and [ii] indicators related to groundwater potentials and recharge zones and other factors needed for groundwater modelling.
In this page we showcase EO-based products that has been developed for supporting the project. The products are:
The water mask/frequency maps are produced for an area spanning across the Uganda/Kenya/Ethiopia border zone, while the Groundwater drought risk and the ET maps has been produced for the entire Africa Horn.
For further information or to request sample data, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoom in to explore the full 10 m resolution of the surface water monitoring product for the water bodies products
Zoom in to explore the full 10 m resolution of the surface water monitoring product for the water frequency products
|low risk||high risk|