Lecture on Visualization Approaches and Data Collection of Water Services in Africa

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  • 2014/10/11     Bonn, Germany

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    On 1 October 2014, UNU-FLORES presented at the TERENO International Conference in Bonn, Germany. TERENO (Terrestrial Environmental Observatories) is a large-scale infrastructure and long-term research programme managed by the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres that aims at providing solutions to global change and related environmental changes.  In line with the objectives of the TERENO programme, the conference brought together interdisciplinary and international researchers to discuss and present ongoing projects related to the theme of the conference: “From Observation to Prediction in Terrestrial Systems”.

    Complementing the conference theme, UNU-FLORES presented in the session Quantifying Water Scarcity under Data Scarcity on visualization approaches and data collection of water services in Africa. In addition to presenting an overview of the data-to-visualization workflow, the Nexus Observatory concept and Water Point Mapping project in Tanzania, Africa were introduced as examples of how data collection and visualization can be used to support decision makers to appropriately allocate resources to improve water management and water supply.

    Further information on the TERENO International Conference can be obtained at http://www.tereno-conference2014.de/tereno-conference/EN/Home/home_node.html.

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