Water Resources Monitoring

Clean and readily available water resources are one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and water shortages have been ranked by the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Risks report as one of the top ten most serious societal risks facing the world. To be able to predict water resource related disasters, water monitoring is of utmost importance.

In this guest blog post, a custom script that dynamically visualizes sediment and chlorophyll qualities of water, is introduced. Find out how valuable a single custom script can be in monitoring water resources quality.

Introducing the BlueDot Water Observatory

The BlueDot Water Observatory provides timely information about water levels of lakes, dams, reservoirs, wetlands and similar water bodies globally. It is based on the Copernicus satellite imagery, acquired using sentinelhub Python package, which uses Sentinel Hub services.

The key benefit of the service is the accumulation of global current and historical water level data in one place. Due to its cost-effective approach, anyone is able to access water level information freely; not only authorities, but also citizens can now better understand the state of their local and global environment.

The water levels of the Theewaterskloof Dam acquired through the BlueDot web application.

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