Monitoring Urban Floods Using Remote Sensing

Category Training
Provider Organization NASA ARSET
Point of Contact Erika Podest and Amita Mehta
Email None
Length of Training 2 hrs
Geographic Domain Local
Geographic Focus None
Language English, Spanish
Description According to the UNDP, by 2050 two thirds of the world’s population is likely to live in cities. Urban flooding is already a major risk for cities. Increasing impervious surface area, inadequate storm water drainage, and aging infrastructure all contribute. As a result, growing urban populations will face a greater risk of flooding from extreme weather events. This webinar series will focus on the components of urban flooding that satellite data can track: • extreme precipitation • flooding • waterlogged and ponded surfaces Using satellite data allows individuals and organizations to develop better plans for handling floods. This can include developing better early warning techniques, better plans for rescue and relief, and more effective long-term infrastructure planning.
Target Audience None
Level of Complexity None
Product Format Video
License Type Open Source
Recording Available True
Status Complete
Input By Sydney Neugebauer, NASA Capacity Building Program
Updated Date March 12, 2022, 12:37 a.m.
Notes None