THE US BUREAU OF RECLAMATION (USBR) has entered into a new partnership with the International Center for Water Resources Management at Central State University in Ohio, the Ohio View Consortium, and Colorado State University.
This new collaboration will develop advanced remote sensing technologies to help USBR manage water resources in areas where there are current or potential water conflicts.
The new remote sensing technologies will improve USBR’s ability to estimate snow water equivalents and evapotranspiration losses. This data will help USBR gain a better understanding of water supplies and demands so it can be more efficient in delivering water when and where it is needed. USBR has identified watersheds where water conflict exists, or the potential for future water conflicts is high, and where remote sensing data could help address water conflict issues.