Monitoring the extent of lake effluents provides valuable information on the risk of pollution and contributes to improving drinking water production and preserving environmental sustainability. This is the aim of the European WQeMS project, which seeks to improve the supply of drinking water to all member states of the EU by monitoring the quality of lake water, through Earth observation tools.
A group of specialists in remote sensing applications in the water sector and in the fields of research, engineering and political decision making define the necessary services and future missions related to water of Copernicus, the observation program of the land of the European Union and the European Space Agency. This is the main axis of the European Water-ForCE research project. At CREAF, the main researcher involved is Lluís Pesquer, as well as the researchers Ester Prat, Cristina Domingo and Joan Masó, all of them also members of the GRUMETS research group.