GIS Symposium

Supporting Water Service Provision and Water Resources Management through Utilization of GIS and Earth Observation Technologies 

Symposium Sub-Themes:


1. Innovations and Technologies in GIS & EO

  • Embracing innovations and technologies in GIS& EO for the Water Sector

  • Evolution of GIS Innovations and technologies in resource mapping

  • Adopting new trends and approaches in the management of Non-Revenue Water

  • Developing Workflows and Model building in GIS

  • Improving Data and spatial visualizations for enhanced resource mapping

  • Forecasting and monitoring of floods and torrents for disaster management and preparedness

  • Disseminating GIS & EO information via suitable media platforms

  • Emerging plug-ins, workflows and software for GIS & EO

  • Adopting automation, telemetry and Machine learning for the water sector

2.Water Utility and Infrastructure Mapping

  • Embracing water supply and sanitation service levels coverage Mapping

  • Improving methods of mapping water and sanitation infrastructure

  • Strengthening service reliability through climate-resilient development

  • Utilizing mobile mapping for improved field data collection process

  • Application of GIS in management of NRW (Non – Revenue Water)

3. GIS in Governance and Resource Management

  • Developing mapping policies, Institutions and Regulations to enhance uptake of GIS & EO

  • The Role of Non-State Actors in GIS& EO

  • Role of GIS in planning, management and development of water resources

  • Utilization of GIS in support of information management during COVID-19

4. Satellite Meteorology and Global Climate

  • Monitoring climate variability and impact on water resources

  • Space and Atmospheric Science

  • Early Warning System and disaster simulations

  • The use of GIS and remote sensing for supporting environment management

  • Geospatial and environmental analysis

  • Opportunities and limitations in environmental resource mapping

  • Derivation of water cycle variable from space

  • GIS as a tool to support rain Water Harvesting

5. Application of GIS & EO tools in supporting Water Resources Assessment

  • Integration of thematic maps through GIS for identification of groundwater potential zones

  • Exploiting enterprise opportunities in GIS &EO

6. Capacity Development in GIS & EO

  • Training and Technical Capacity development in GIS &EO

  • Building capacity for resource mapping in Kenya

7. Use of cloud facilities and big data in the EO of water

  • Use of time series of satellite data for the monitoring of surface

  • Supporting agricultural water management

  • Cloud-based workflows

  • Use of the Copernicus services of European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Use of Google Earth Engine for developing applications