Colombian student research in Earth observations leads to poster session, suggest resource management improvements.
For the fourth year in a row, senior students atåÊSt. George’s School in BogotÌÁ, Colombia, haveåÊparticipated in ÛÏEarth Observation: Science From Another Perspective,Û a project focusing onåÊusing satellite images to support research on questions based on one of nineåÊSocietal BenefitåÊAreas. This year, 74 students, working in 12 teams, workedåÊon research related to the access andåÊdistribution of water around the world.
The students’ research and final posters respond toåÊquestions and suggest new solutions foråÊwater management by using the resources, images andåÊperspectives of Earth observationåÊtechnology.
Three of the posters have been selected to be published here. Earthzine promotes the use ofåÊEarth observation technology and resources with high schools around the world to facilitateåÊsimilar student research projects. These projects were done by 12th grade students under theåÊdirection of a high school physics teacher and withåÊsupport from the school’s EnglishåÊDepartment.
The selected posters can be seen below:
America’s Great Loss: The Depletion of the Ogallala
The Ogallala Aquifer, an important natural water resource for the United States, is in process of depletion due to its longtime use for the area’s agricultural development.
The Finding of Aquifers in Kenya: A Solution to the Suffering Caused by Water Shortage
The discovery of vast reserves of groundwater represent a big hope fora territory immersed in scarcity and poverty.
Water Resources Depletion in Spain and itsåÊRepercussionsåÊon the Populations
This research investigates the depletion of water resources in Spain, along with itsåÊcauses, effects and possible solutions.