NSSA is participating in the second stakeholder meeting of the UN Space4Water initiative, which will be held from May 11-12, and aims to leverage space science and technology to improve the management and control of water resources and address the challenges it faces around the world.
The Authority is represented at the meeting by a team of specialists headed by the CEO of the agency, Dr. Mohammed Ebrahim Al-Aseeri, and the space data analyst, Shaima Almeer, who will give a presentation on the agency’s successes in harnessing space technologies and applications to implement a package of studies related to water monitoring and protection in the Kingdom of Bahrain, including the project to monitor oil spills, monitor the rise in the water level, water catchment sites and others.
Commenting on her participation in the meeting, Almeer said, “The initiative is an excellent opportunity to share ideas, knowledge and technical solutions based on artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning with our peers from different continents, and discuss with them new ways to leverage space technologies for water management and monitoring to contribute to the good of humanity. We are proud to contribute to global efforts in this field and support the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”
For his part, Dr. Al-Aseeri stressed that the selection of the agency to join this initiative and invite it to review its efforts confirms the Kingdom of Bahrain’s commitment to achieving the sustainable development goals, and its success in benefiting from space technologies to improve various services directed to the community. NSSA is committed to working with all local and international partners to address various challenges and contribute effectively to efforts to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.