The goal of this activity is to enhance the impact of SANREM CRSP’s LTRA projects by providing technical support and a comparative framework in watershed modeling and assessment. Two decision-making tools for planning, managing, and evaluating the effects of SA and NRM at field and watershed scales are being used: high-resolution (sub-meter) multispectral satellite imagery, and biophysical models of watershed hydrology and water quality. The intent is to support current LTRA personnel in achieving and enhancing their project objectives while benefiting from and examining cross-cutting issues.
1.Support natural resource management at a watershed and policy analysis scale by documenting landscape conditions, quantifying natural resources, and defining changes in land cover and land use using geospatial imagery and analysis; 2. Assess the effects of land-use practices and climate change on agricultural sustainability and natural resource management at a watershed scale; 3. Design and implement low-cost community-based watershed monitoring programs