Watch: Remote Sensing Technologies and Water Resilience

An overview image of Lake Shasta in California
Shasta Lake, California. NASA Earth Observatory image by Lauren Dauphin, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey


Toward a Disaster Resilient California:

Remote Sensing Technologies
and Water Resilience


Can we look to the sky to address California’s water challenges? As California continues to grapple with frequent drought and overdrafted aquifers, satellite based measurements offer a cost-effective way to generate high resolution data on groundwater resources across a wide geographic area. Data from satellites, in conjunction with other ground-based monitoring, can help inform sustainable groundwater management.

How can we use remote sensing technologies to improve groundwater management and increase drought resilience? Watch our CCST Expert Briefing and download our one pager to learn more. Held December 8th, 2021.


Tara Moran
California Water Data Consortium
President and CEO

Expert Panelists:

Forrest Melton
NASA Ames Research Center
Associate Program Manager
Western Water Applications Office Program Scientist

Peter Nico
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Staff Scientist
Resilient Energy, Water, and Infrastructure Prog. Domain Lead

JT Reager
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Staff Scientist
Water and Ecosystems


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Download the one pager.



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