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Stories | July 21, 2021

Call For Abstracts: A Valley of Opportunity

By Amber Jenkins

NASA’s Western Water Applications Office is hosting a session at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in January 2022 in Houston, Texas. Part of the 10th Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise, our session will focus on the topic of creating and transitioning partner-driven, satellite-informed water solutions.

Session details:

  • Session Topic ID: 59249  
  • Session Topic Title: Valley of Opportunity: Creation and Transition of Partner-Driven, Satellite-Informed Water Solutions  
  • Conference: 10th Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise 

The deadline to submit abstracts is 1 September 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT. Visit the abstract submission portal to submit an abstract. Direct any queries to WWAO’s Manager and session convenor, Indrani Graczyk, at

The AMS 102nd Annual Meeting website offers the most up-to-date information about the meeting.

WWAO session description

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Western Water Applications Office (WWAO) aims to harness satellite data to help manage water in the western U.S. Research scientists have been using satellite, airborne and computer-model data for more than 40 years to study Earth’s water cycle. The impacts of the federal government’s sustained investments have been significant, both to our general scientific knowledge and to institutions worldwide who have incorporated, built onto, and otherwise relied on this expertise. Integrating NASA’s large-scale datasets with computer models to interpolate to smaller spatial and different temporal scales has the potential to provide a powerful tool for decision making. However, in many cases, research scientists are unaware of management challenges and needs, and operational agencies have neither the time nor the expertise to access, process or analyze NASA information for decision making. NASA’s WWAO seeks to bridge this gap through: 1) sustained engagement to understand stakeholders’ water management needs; 2) developing tailored solution products that address these needs; and 3) facilitating the transition of these solutions to sustainable use. This session seeks talks that describe best practices for and lessons learned about co-developing water management solutions that harness remote-sensing data, address the needs of water partners, and transition to those partners for sustained operational use.