This webinar series consists of eight webinars, focusing on different aspects of how we can use remote sensing, internet of things and citizen science to support water resources engineering and water management. A number of esteemed colleagues and scientists from institutions from all over the world, will be discussing topics such as IoT & Remote Sensing, Floods, Water Quality, Agriculture, Data Management and Ecosystems. 

The presentations cover the following topics: 

  • Introduction to Internet of Things
  • Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • Crowdsourcing for Flood Risk Management
  • Using remote sensing for flood monitoring
  • Monitoring water quality from drones and fixed cameras
  • Opportunities in IoT for improved monitoring and modelling of Agricultural systems
  • FloodCitiSense: Citizens actively contributing to urban rainfall and flood monitoring
  • Sharing Open Data through Spatial Data Infrastructures
  • Internet of Water Flanders: a full stack approach to monitor water quality parameters 
  • Innovative technologies for monitoring species distributions and behaviour.

Learn about OpenStreetMap. Add data during a mapathon and use data in GIS.

QGIS is an open-source Geographic Information System (GIS) software, and is a powerful and popular alternative to paid GIS software. In this webinar, we will discuss how QGIS can be used in water resources management, the global community supporting QGIS, and free educational materials for learning QGIS. A case study will also highlight how this software is being used in the region.


QGIS is an open-source Geographic Information System (GIS) software, and is a powerful and popular alternative to paid GIS software. In this webinar, we will discuss how QGIS can be used in water resources management, the global community supporting QGIS, and free educational materials for learning QGIS. A case study will also highlight how this software is being used in the region.


QGIS is an open-source Geographic Information System (GIS) software, and is a powerful and popular alternative to paid GIS software. In this webinar, we will discuss how QGIS can be used in water resources management, the global community supporting QGIS, and free educational materials for learning QGIS. A case study will also highlight how this software is being used in the region.


As part of the new eMasters in Water Resources Engineering (eMWRE), a series of webinars will be held to show the value and application of free and open-source software (FOSS) in the field of water resources engineering. Partners in Palestine, Jordan, Europe, and abroad will introduce 4 different FOSS programs and show examples of their application in the region. Each webinar will also include time to engage with the expert panel during a Q&A session.

The webinar series is free to attend and open to the public. Current and prospective students, researchers, and practitioners in the MENA region are encouraged to join.