United Nations/Ghana/PSIPW- 5th International Conference on The Use Of Space Technology For Water Resource Management

The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ministry of Environmental, Science, Technology and Innovation, and Ministry of Water and Sanitation in Accra, Ghana are jointly organizing the above conference with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs to promote and explore the use of space technology for water management. The Conference is co-sponsored by the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) and supported by the Inter-Islamic Network on Space Sciences and Technology (ISNET). The conference would be held from 10th -13th May, 2022 in Accra, Ghana. It would be hosted by the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) on behalf of the Government of Ghana. The Conference is the 5th international conference focusing on improving water management through the use of innovative space technology. The first UN/UNESCO/Saudi Arabia International Conference on the Use of Space Technology for Water Management took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in April 2008, the second UN/Argentina conference in the series was held in March 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the third UN/Morocco meeting was held in Rabat, Morocco in April 2014 and the fourth in Islamabad, Pakistan in February 2018.



The Conference is made up of a series of presentations, sessions, posters presentations and round table discussions. The programme would include technical sessions addressing the following themes:

  1. Space-based technology and data for managing water-related extremes: Floods.
  2. Space-based technology and data for managing water-related extremes: Water scarcity and drought.
  3. Space and water quality.
  4. Space Water and Health.
  5. Space-based assessment and monitoring of groundwater resources.



The official language for the conference is English.


The program is planned for 200+ experts from international centers of excellence, researchers, engineers, policymakers, experts from the space community, representatives from the private sector in space and non-space fields and civil society from developing and developed countries.


1. Water Monitoring using Earth Observation with the Digital Earth Africa Platform – 1-day Workshop, 9th May.

Workshop details and content

During this one-day workshop, the team will guide you through hands-on exercises that will provide enough skills to navigate through the Water Observation from Space continental service, to quantify SDG6 related indicators in Digital Earth Africa’s freely accessible computing environment and will provide tips on how to develop your own use case on the platform using Landsat or Sentinel Earth Observation dataset. https://youtu.be/WssfayQ_3PQ.

The workshop is open to beginners and participants do not need to have any pre-existing knowledge in Earth Observation or programming. The number of participants will be around 20. If you would like to attend please fill in the registration webform. You will be contacted once the venue has been confirmed.

Alternatively, anyone interested in learning more about how to use Digital Earth Africa data and tools can go through the DE Africa online training on learn.digitalearthafrica.org or participate in the virtual live session that happens every Wednesday.


Alisa Hotel, North Ridge


Travel Requirements for all travelers


The University of Energy and Natural Resources as part of the Conference’s side events requests for exhibitors.

Prof. Amos T. Kabo-bah

Dean, International Relations Office


Mr. Hayford Asare

University Relations Office
Tel: +233209595695


The University of Energy and Natural Resources thanks its partners and sponsors

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