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    Water management and climate change are broad regional issues in South America with important implications for industrial activities, indigenous communities, as well as flora and fauna.

    This challenge seeks to enable macroscopic, or large scale, analysis of water resource conditions throughout the altiplano of Chile.

    Challenge Description

    Create a web map of Chile water resources, showing how they have changed over time and how their changes over time relate to changes in climate.

    Functional Specifications

    Use historic satellite imagery as the base layer for the map and overlay water resources, salars (salt flats), and other related features.

    Allow the user to switch between time period to see how these features have changed over time. 

    Bring in precipitation data, which is also tied to time, and show how the changes in water resources are correlated to changes in precipitation (i.e, water resources have larger extents in years with heavy rain).


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  • The following projects are solving this challenge:

    • Spacewater

      This project creates a web of map Chile resources, delineating the changes of water resources in timeline and relates to changes in climate.The website may be useful for the scientists,researchers,environmentalists,and students of Environmental Science about the history of water resources of Chi... Visit Project

    • Seeing Water From Space for Colombia

      Esta aplicación estaba pensada para el estudio de los recurso hidrográficos de Chile, dependiendo de los cambios climáticos y otros factores que afecten estos recurso, en Colombia existe mucho recurso hidrografico y que mejor oportunidad para realizar una herramienta la cual permita a los entes ... Visit Project

    • WaterLapse

      Purpose: Create an animated visualization about the evolution of the water bodies in the altiplano of Chile in the last 100 years. Like [this animation](http://www.climatecentral.org/blogs/131-years-of-global-warming-in-26-seconds/) "Plan": * Understand the available data about water ... Visit Project