CholeraMap: Using NASA Satellite Data to Help Warn People When Their Water is Unsafe
A Q&A between Boston Globe staff and Dr. Ali Shafqat Akanda, who works on CholeraMap, a project funded by RFF.
Dr. Ali Shafqat Akanda, an engineer whose expertise is in the intersections of water security, climate change, and global health, recently helped a team of researchers at various universities in the U.S. to develop CholeraMap. The app creates early-warning risk maps based on environmental conditions obtained from NASA satellite observations. The risks are then communicated to users.
Resources Magazine — May 18, 2023
Windows on the World: The Value of Satellite Information for Decisionmaking
The VALUABLES Consortium, a six-year collaboration between RFF and NASA that ended last year, demonstrates the benefits of satellite data for decisionmaking processes.
Working Paper — Apr 11, 2023
Opportunities for Increasing the Impact of NASA’s Earth Observations along Environmental Justice Dimensions
This working paper outlines ways that NASA can use its data products to promote environmental justice and overcome the barriers faced in the use of satellite data to influence decisionmaking.
Conference — Dec 5, 2022
VALUABLES Consortium Capstone Celebration
A special event celebrating the VALUABLES community, spotlighting consortium results, and looking ahead to the future of socioeconomic assessment for Earth observations