Announcement: UNEP WWQA Funded “Earth observation pathway for SDG 6.3.2” project


April 5th

Today the University of Stirling and ten partnering organisations, announced $40,000 USD in funding from the UNEP World Water Quality Alliance (WWQA). The project will pave the way towards a complementary global Earth Observation-based indicator for SDG indicator 6.3.2 on the “Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality”, through the use of free and open source satellite data. Co-designing the transboundary pilot with local stakeholders will be key to the development and validation of the  indicator and platform design. Funding opportunities, such as this, enable the WWQA  to provide initial, inception support for innovative workstreams addressing priority water quality issues. Collaboration between WWQA and external partners will benefit the project and all involved. 

The University of Stirling, in partnership with WWQA, GEO AquaWatch and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) also plan a complimentary workshop to take place later this year, targeting barriers to the uptake of EO for inland and coastal water quality monitoring. Workshop attendees will collectively address EO challenges within the water domain, and further discuss SDG 6.3.2. The workshop will assist water quality professionals, especially in Africa and developing nations, to access free and open source satellite data products offered by global satellite data providers.  

Point of Contact for More Information:  Dr. Harriet Wilson – 

Find out more here (2 page flyer): WWQA-Seed-project-Flyer-2page

Find out more here (1 page flyer):  WWQA-Seed-project-Fyler-1page

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