October 19, 2019
From the Preface
"AquaWatch is a water quality community within the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). GEO aims to address global challenges and improve decision making by coordinating and developing Earth Observation efforts among participating governments and organizations. AquaWatch aims to develop international operational water quality information systems based on Earth Observations with a focus on the developing world. Data and information produced by the AquaWatch community are being used to tackle fundamental questions about the changing ecological status of inland and coastal waters to support water governance.
This booklet presents information about water quality issues and monitoring in a variety of habitats and exemplars of water quality monitoring using archived and next generation Earth Observation data using technologies developed and exploited by researchers within the AquaWatch community.
The information and examples in this booklet are set out to inform parties involved in water resource management, policy and sustainable development about water quality issues and the available technologies and methods available for monitoring water quality around the globe."
From the Acknowledgements
Editorial Team Lead Editors: Steven Greb, Daniel Odermatt, Emily Smail, Andrew Tyler and Guangming Zheng Advisory Team: Arnold Dekker, Siegfried Demuth, Paul DiGiacomo, Ils Reusen, Philipp Saile and Nicki Villars Acknowledgements The editors wish to thank all authors of the case studies from different parts of the world for their diligence in producing a very valuable set of case studies. Special thanks are due to Emily Smail from the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center at the University of Maryland for her dedicated efforts in compiling the volume. The editors gratefully acknowledge the efforts of the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change (ICWRGC) a UNESCO Category 2 Centre in Koblenz, Germany for the design, production and printing of the volume.