Effective Management of Water Resources in Semiarid Regions Using Remote Sensing

  • Cartwright, Ian (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Cull, James (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Leblanc, Marc (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Stagnitti, Frank (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Favreau, Guillaume (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Leduc, Christain (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Van Oevelen, Petrus (Partner Investigator (PI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    Australia is dealing with a crisis of degrading catchments and water shortage. Effective management of water resources in semi-arid regions is currently stymied by a paucity of field data and lack of suitable models. We shall develop, for the first time, new algorithms and modified models to predict large-scale seasonal and inter-annual variability in water budget and evapotranspiration in semi-arid regions using remotely sensed data from a variety of satellites. This data will be integrated with new hydrogeochemical data from targeted field sites and used to improve water resources management initially in the Murray-Darling Basin and Lake Chad region in Africa.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/0631/12/08

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD200,000.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD20,000.00
    • Monash University: AUD119,800.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC)