Satellite data are valuable to society when they are used to make decisions that affect our well-being. Documenting these use cases can help demonstrate return on investment in satellites and data applications, and shape priorities across future investments.
RFF’s Yusuke Kuwayama sat down to discuss the new RFF-NASA consortium to help experts better understand the socioeconomic benefits of Earth observations, including the value of satellite information on groundwater and natural disasters.
Experts assess the sources of risk associated with on-site shale gas wastewater storage, the existing knowledge gaps regarding these risks, policy and technology options for addressing the risks, and the relative merits of those options.
Nearly all our usable freshwater comes from groundwater, so why is it mostly unregulated in the United States? Yusuke Kuwayama describes a market-based solution to better manage our nation’s depleted aquifers.