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Earth Observations, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in Water Mgmt.

Draft Agenda

Wednesday, 2 December, 2020
07:45-09:30 AM Pacific Time

 Objectives

  • To review the current state of the art regarding the technology and applications of Earth Observations (EO) for water management;
  • To provide an overview of how Artificial Intelligence (AI) models and data science can be used to better manage water resources, enhance water quality protection, and optimize water supply and irrigation;
  • To discuss the policy implications of the availability of the massive amount of EO data sets, the emergence of AI tools and new data science for water management

07:45 Zoom Welcome

08:00 Welcome
Glenda Humiston, Vice President, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
Soroosh Sorooshian, Forum Chair and Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth System Science, University of California Irvine

08:05 Introductions

08:10 Policy Implications that can be Attributed to Use of Artificial Intelligence for Water-Related Sustainable Development
Cecilia Tortajada, Senior Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

08:30 TBD
Dara Entekhabi, Bacardi and Stockholm Water Foundations Professor, Depts. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

08:50 TBD
Soroosh Sorooshian, Forum Chair and Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth System Science, University of California Irvine 

09:10 Discussion and Q&A

09:27 Closing
Soroosh Sorooshian, Forum Chair and Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth System Science, University of California Irvine

09:30 Adjourn

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