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State of knowledge + capability for remote sensing for water utilities

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State of knowledge + capability for remote sensing for water utilities

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Remote Sensing is the science of obtaining and interpreting information from a distance using sensors that are not in physical contact with the object being observed; however, this is a broad definition. The use of remote sensing for operational purposes in hydrology, and water resources, while not new, is a fast-growing field. However, remote sensing requires familiarity with an entire new set of technologies and expertise and needs to be adapted for application to management strategies; Given satellite imagery data accessibility and affordability is improving rapidly, it is timely for the water industry to learn more about this advanced capability and opportunities for its application to water resources and hydrological challenges, and potential operations.