UAE to Use Satellite Images to Detect Underground Water
A new research program to detect underground water by using satellite images will be conducted in the northern emirates by the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority in coordination with Boston University, reported the Gulf News, citing a report by the authority.
The authority's monthly magazine, Anwar, quoted an official as saying that an agreement had recently been signed with Boston University on the use of space images for underground water exploration in Sharjah and other northern emirates. The project will be completed in three years.
"It will try to identify the potential of underground water resources by analyzing satellite images of the area," the official said. The project will help create a modern digital and geographical database to plan future underground water projects.
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