United Nations/Costa Rica/PSIPW - Sixth conference on the use of space technology for water management

Start Date:
May 7, 2024
End Date:
May 10, 2024
San José
Costa Rica
The purpose of the conferences is to increase the number of developing countries that have developed the capacity to use space science and technology, as well as related applications, for water management and water-related scientific research. With a scientific and technical focus, the conferences of this series involve experts from all world regions but have a focus on regional needs and challenges.
Targeted Audience:
Participants include decision-makers, technical experts, researchers and educators drawn from the following groups: international, regional, national and local institutions, academic institutions, multi-lateral and bilateral development agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and also from private industry. Experts and professionals from both space-related entities and water resource management institutions will be invited, providing an opportunity to exchange experiences and strengthen networks and partnerships that will contribute to the increased use of space technology-based solutions for water resources management. The United Nations encourages all qualified applicants, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities to apply.
Expected Outcomes:
The objectives of the conference are: To raise awareness on and expand the use of space technologies and space-based data for better application in hydrology, water resource management, ecosystem preservation and within the context of the Water-Food Nexus; To further the active exchange of knowledge between government authorities, technical experts and academia, the private sector and civil society via technical presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities; To demonstrate how projects using space applications have successfully informed decision-making and policy; To demonstrate space-related activities, services and cooperation programmes among different user groups, in particular government officials, the diplomatic community, UN and international agencies as well as NGOs; To build capacity on topics relevant to Latin America and the Caribbean; and To exchange on and co-develop solutions for pressing water challenges To report to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space through the Scientific and Technical Sub-committee.
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) United Nations
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) United Nations
Format/Training Type:
Application Deadline:
Jan. 31, 2024
Contact Name:
Nina Kickinger
Contact Email:
Thematic Area:
Ecosystems, Water Resources
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