Sustainable natural resource use lies at the heart of economic and social development and is a critical factor in poverty reduction. However, long term data sets for understanding natural resource availability and monitoring change do not exist, particularly in countries with the most need for this information. In addition, monitoring networks are often sparse and poorly … [Read more...] about Using satellites for sustainable development: case studies with the European Space Agency
Dr. Raul Munoz Castillo has more than 18 years experience working on environmental and water resources management, with broad international experience working at the private sector, public sector, multilateral organizations and the academia; with a strong focus in water infrastructure and water policy. He’s currently leading several regional agendas such as the WEF Nexus and Water Security Initiatives at the IDB, which entails pilot research projects and infrastructure design operations in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region. He is also leading the Water Funds Program, the Bank’s flagship project on green infrastructure and nature-based solutions, the Water Security Agenda and the Bank’s Initiative for Transboundary and International Waters. He has published as lead author and as co-author numerous publications in world class journals on water, sustainability and environmental related issues.