Water is a vital natural resource without which life would cease to exist. Water conservation and resources management represent some of the most critical environmental issues currently facing humankind.
Space technology and applications play a key roles in understanding global water cycles, mapping water courses, and monitoring and mitigating the effects of floods and droughts.
The Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Spaces considers space and water as an agenda item, under which States discuss national, regional and international water-related activities. The Office for Outer Space Affairs also supports initiatives that bring together experts to discuss cooperation, capacity-building and future appraoches to water resource management.
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