The objective of the project is the development of a tool that will determine water availability, forecast drought periods and river water quality during drought periods, thus helping to manage minimum vital discharges in rivers, by utilising a twofold information source:
1. SAR imagery to provide data on soil moisture and drought trends (variation with time), enabling drought forecasting and planning and management of water resources by identifying drought mitigation and adaptation measures;
2. Innovative Mobile monitors on land to integrate data on drought forecasting with hydraulic water data and to manage water quality information. The objectives of this sensor development are to improve the quality of the data measured in terms of reliability and fast response while providing its integration to existing telecommunication systems (GPS and GSM).Remarkable environmental and social benefits can be foreseen, in full compliance with EU policies.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards
48930 Las Arenas