Introduction to the Use of Geospatial Information Technology for Drought Risk Management
Introduction to the Use of Geospatial Information Technology for Drought Risk Management was held at Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 14-17 November 2017.
The aim of the course is to provide participants with GIS and Remote Sensing (RS) methodologies (risk assessment and satellite based mapping) related to flood and drought management in Cambodia
Countries in Southeast Asia such as Cambodia continues to experience frequent drought events. These disasters have led to severe economic and livelihood loss, which in turn greatly influences food insecurity. It is of high importance to understand and continuously monitor these hazards to devise mitigation and adaptation plans. Geographic information systems (GIS) combined with the powers of Remote Sensing (RS) has proved to be a very useful tool for the whole drought risk management workflow, starting from the monitoring to mitigation and response.The training consisted of a combination of lectures, hands-on training on the use of GIS software and data processing, and discussion on how this space technology generated products can support better drought management.