Monitoring Urban Floods Using Remote Sensing

Online Course Dates and Times: Wednesdays, July 25th and August 1st, 2018. There are 2 identical sessions provided twice per day to accommodate an international audience. 09:00-11:00 and 18:00-20:00 EDT (UTC-4)

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.