3rd Remote Sensing and Hydrology Symposium

3rd International Conference of GIS/RS in Hydrology, Water Resources and Environment

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 24 August 2014 to 27 August 2014

Where: Guangzhou, China

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The Remote Sensing and Hydrology Symposium is the official meeting of International Commission on Remote Sensing_(ICRS) of IAHS, and its first and second meetings were held in Santa Fe and Jackson Hole, USA. The first and second International Conference of GIS/RS in Hydrology, Water Resources and Environment were held in Three Gorges and Guangzhou, China. The above meetings were attended by large amount participants from all over the world, and selected papers were published in three IAHS red books. The 3rd Remote Sensing and Hydrology Symposium (RSHS’14) and the 3rd International Conference of GIS/RS in Hydrology, Water Resources and Environment (ICGRHWE’14) will be concurrently held in Guangzhou, China in 2014, and is expected to be well attended.

Airborne, terrestrial, mobile and now unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) LiDAR technologies are advancing and are continually evaluated and operationalised to meet hydrological process, water resource modeling and flood risk assessment needs. Furthermore, government jurisdictions around the world are rapidly increasing their inventories of airborne LiDAR datasets covering large regions and entire nations. The recent technical advances and enhanced data accessibility have already facilitated, or create new opportunities, for research and adoption across all areas of the hydrological sciences and water resources disciplines. This session invites papers exemplifying the state of the art in LiDAR remote sensing methods for new water-related applications, operations, research and modeling.

ALL talks related to the general topic of hydrology and water resources that have a significant LiDAR component will be considered for this session. However, papers demonstrating cutting edge LiDAR technology, applications or operational techniques will be given priority. Areas of particular interest are the use of LiDAR for operational water resource and flood hazard monitoring, the study of mountain snowpack, canopy ET and hydrological processes, the integration of LiDAR and other optical remote sensing products to support combined geomorphic, landcover and spectral watershed hydrological response unit (HRU) and wetland classifications.

Symposium objectives include:

  • To review and report the advancements of GIS and Remote Sensing technologies and their applications in Hydrology, Water Resources and Environment
  • To share the experiences of scientists, engineers, NGOs and policy makers throughout the globe in the field of Meteorology, Hydrology, Water Resources, Environment, Flood Forecasting and Management, GIS and Remote Sensing
  • To provide a forum for exploring and investigating Three Gorges dam and Reservoir operations after its completion.
  • To provide a platform to people from industry to exhibit their hardware and software products in GIS and Remote Sensing technologies.

More information is available on the symposium website.