Understanding a New World of Water
Satellite Data For Managing Water Resources

About 71 percent of the Earth is covered in water, making it one of the most powerful and dynamic natural elements. We use it for drinking, agriculture, energy, recreation, transportation, and 99 percent of global trade, and it exposes us to the dangers of floods and storm surge.

For thousands of years we’ve been looking for ways to shape the water landscape to suit our needs, but with accelerating climate change and increasing demand from a growing population, we’re entering a new world of water with some of our biggest challenges still yet to come.

In this eBook we explore how satellite imagery is changing the way governments around the world, both large and small, monitor water to protect biodiversity and ensure the most equitable distribution of this precious resource.