Earth Observation (EO) data: Understanding the types and applications – CoP meeting

IWA Types and applications of Earth Observation data and products

Target Audience

Water utility operators, water utility managers, regulators, academia, policy-makers


The IWA Digital Water Programme (DWP) acts as a catalyst for innovation, knowledge and best practice. It provides a platform to share experiences, promotes leadership in transitioning to digital water solutions and consolidates lessons to guide utilities during their digital transformation. Connected to the IWA DWP, the Earth Observation for water management Community of Practice (CoP) brings together experts from different sectors of the water industry interested in the use of Earth observation technologies for improved water quality and quantity management.

The first meeting of the CoP, on 15th March 2022, focused on understanding the different types and applications of EO data. To ensure global participation, the meeting was at 08:00 GMT and at 15:30 GMT.


Recordings and presentations

To watch the recordings of the two sessions and the breakout rooms discussions, please visit here.

Download the presentations here.

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Learning Objectives

This meeting focused on:

  • EO types and applications in Water Resources and Water Quality Management, and Urban Water Management
  • Understanding the experiences and challenges of practitioners of EO products and services

The agenda included:

  • Three presentations from experts
  • Q&A with expert panelists
  • Breakout room where we will ask participants to provide experiences on projects/initiatives related to type and applications of EO data and provide suggestions on what they can contribute towards (individually and together) to further share information.


International Water Association


  • Tapas Biswas Senior Research Consultant - CSIRO (meeting at 08:00 GMT)
  • Christian Tøttrup Senior Project Manager - DHI GRAS
  • Eva Haas Head of Strategic Accounts - EOMAP
  • Kenneth Mubea User Engagement Manager at Digital Earth Africa
  • Lisa-Maria Rebelo Principal Researcher (Earth Observation for Sustainable Development) at the International Water Management Institute
  • Evangelos Romas Head of the Research and Development unit at EMVIS Consultant Engineers
  • Apostolos Tzimas Managing Director at EMVIS Consultant Engineers