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Document Application of Satellite Remote Sensing to Support Water Resources Management in Africa: Results from the Tiger Initiative

IHP-VII – Technical Documents in Hydrology, No. 85

The European Space Agency (ESA) in the context of the Committee of Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) started the TIGER initiative as a concrete action following the resolutions of the World Submit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg. The initiative aims at assisting African countries to overcome problems faced in the collection, analysis and dissemination of water related geo-information by exploiting the advantages of Earth Observation (EO) technology.

In the last few years, under the leadership of the African Ministerial Council on Water (AMCOW), TIGER has evolved with main contributions by ESA, UNESCO and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and with collaboration of other partners such as the Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other African and International organizations.

UNESCO through its International Hydrological Programme (IHP), agreed to publish the results provided by several different groups involved in the TIGER research and pre-operational projects in the series IHP Technical Documents in Hydrology. It hoped that this publication will stimulate researchers worldwide to perform additional in-depth work and analysis on the exploitation of space borne remote sensing technology for water resources in Africa.

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