Use of space technology to search for water reserves in the desert

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Al-Ahram Newspaper, Doha, Qatar

Nothing prevents us to look a little farther from our noses, a wisdom applied by the world Essam Heggy Engineer Jet Propulsion Laboratory U.S. space agency NASA, when hired he and his team research equipment designed to search for the effects of life on Mars To find groundwater in the desert land. He said in his speech to the heavy presence in one of the most important meetings of the United Nations Conference on the eighteenth of climate change is being held in Doha, little has is ??????? for groundwater, likening the lack of our knowledge about water reserves banking operations, we know how much money enters the bank and how much comes out of it, but we We do not know the value of the amount in the safe. The idea of ??the project for the Mars Express launched by NASA years ago, for a spin around Mars is equipped with a full scan the surface of the planet dedicated to radioactive waves collide water Oalgeled then reflected to source information on the carrier and the presence of water or not. So it was encouraging to rely on the technology itself and more sophisticated modifications to detect water in the desert. Presenting his project in the desert of Kuwait in collaboration with researchers at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. As the Hajji to be drawn to two things in dry areas and two underground water and desertification, both significantly affects measure the effects of climate change and the future of food security in the country dry as states Gulf that depend on groundwater a major source of water, next to other countries, such as Egypt and Sudan, which suffers water shortages despite the vast expanses of deserts. Stressing that the methods exist to determine the locations of groundwater and desertification, but the tools that allow scientists to draw a comprehensive picture of these two factors change relatively little. The session included, which came under the name of "hours of Wisdom" exchange of experiences in the field of detection of water in drylands, where scientists have criticized the limited number centers Ooualemaahid that gathers information that is deduced at the local level in studies regional Oaalmih. He spoke Sebastian Obranis researcher at the California Institute of Technology about his experiences in the use satellite images for 45 years to study the movement of sand dunes and documentation of desertification and sand encroachment and predicted improved climate models. While spring Muhtar spoke of Qatar Research Institute for Environment and Energy for the concept of the environment at risk, stressing that the national and international policies must be more concerned with the relationship between food, water and energy in the development of future plans, all of these resources connected to each other.