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Innovators TIGER - IWAREMA

TIGER Innovators - IWAREMA Zambia

The overall goal of the project "IWAREMA Zambia" in the context of the TIGER initiative is to develop spatial data inputs for an integrated management concept for Zambia’s water resources that is set up by Zambian government.

 
Project References
 Name Innovators TIGER - IWAREMA
 Title TIGER Innovators - IWAREMA Zambia
 Programme DUE (Data User Element)
 Theme Innovators
Land
 Cost €100k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (2005-2007)
 Sensors ENVISAT : MERIS
Landsat 4/5 : TM
 
Project Description
 Objectives

The overall goal of the project "IWAREMA Zambia" in the context of the TIGER initiative is to develop spatial data inputs for an integrated management concept for Zambia's water resources which has been set up by the Zambian government.

The specific objectives are to provide the end-user team - consisting of the Ministry of Energy and Water Development (MEWD) through the Department of Water Affairs (DWA), the University of Zambia and specific departments of other responsible Ministries - with the following service products:

  • Mapping of water resources in the Zambezi/Kafue River Basin from satellite images;
  • Dam location in the Zambezi/Kafue River Basin;
  • Land cover maps, provided at a regular interval, and specific change indicators; and
  • Regular information bulletins for decision and policy makers as an outcome of the integrated analysis of the products.

The products are derived from earth observation data (MERIS and Landsat) and shall enable the end-users to increase their capabilities in the management of their water resources.

 
 Results
 
 
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor GIM : Geographic Information Management n.v.
 Subcontractors SADC - RRSU : Southern African Development Community (SADC) - Regional Remote Sensing Unit
UNZA : University of Zambia, School of Mines
 
User Partnership
 Users MACO - Zambia : Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Zambia
MEWD-DWA : The Ministry of Energy and Water Development - Department of Water Affairs
MLGH-DISS : The Ministry of Local Government and Housing - Department of Infrastructure Support Services
 
Contact Points
 Project Manager Vital Schreurs
Geographic Information Management n.v. (GIM)
Researchpark Haasrode
Interleuvenlaan 5
B-3001 Heverlee
Belgium
Tel:+32 16 40 30 39
Fax:+32 16 40 69 39
Web: http://www.gim.be/
Email: Email: vital@gim.be
 Technical Officer Diego Fernandez
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
via Galileo Galilei
I-00044 Frascati (Roma)
Tel.: +39 06-941-80676
Fax: +39 06-941-80552
Email: Diego.Fernandez@esa.int
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