Outreach and User Engagement

Working Group 1 – Outreach and User Engagement

WG-1 is responsible for outreach to the (potential) users of water quality data, products and derived information. The group will be tasked with generating a communication strategy for the community of practice that will allow for advocacy of Earth Observations in support of water quality monitoring and forecasting and general engagement of diverse users across the globe.


  • Carsten Brockmann, Brockmann Consult GmbH
  • Emily Smail, University of Maryland/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


  • Jennifer Dorton, SECOORA
  • Samuela Guida, IWA
  • Vikram Gulecha, OCEO Water (India)
  • Felipe Lobo, Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil
  • Michael Natschke, Xylem
  • Jordi Sandalinas, LL.M. PhDc, Attorney in Private Practice
  • Nimisha Singla, Delhi Technological University
  • Adrian Strauch, University of Bonn
  • Apostolos Tzimas, EMVIS SA
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