Monitoring of surface water dynamics

 Dashboard “Surface waters dynamics of the reservoirs of the Crimea for 2019-2020”

Since 2014, the Crimean Peninsula has not received water from the North Crimean Canal. Crimea is becoming more and more dependent on precipitation every year. Precipitation and the wells currently provide the inhabitants of the peninsula with water. The quality of water in many wells is falling, the waterlevel in them is depleted, new ones have to be drilled. Climate change, uneven precipitation throughout the Crimea makes the situation with drinking water more and more threatening every year. It is extremely important to have a system for monitoring the dynamics of surface water levels in order to assess the current situation and predict the development of processes related to the amount of water on the peninsula. Using remote sensing data and modern geoinformation methods [1], [2] the analytical panel (dashboard) was created to analyze and monitor the dynamics of surface waters of Crimean reservoirs.

Dashboard visualizes the characteristics of Crimean reservoirs for 2019 and 2020. Uses the functionality of the dashboard is posable to compare the dynamics of areas changes, see differences in reservoir levels over the last year, make a rating of reservoirs by increasing/decreasing water surface, identify areas with regular, temporary water levels, see percentage distribution of water levels, etc.

The functionality of the dashboard allows to search by address, select satellite images, topographic maps as basic maps, calculate areas, lengths, filter objects by territory and do a comparative analysis of individual reservoirs. To improve the understanding of the dashboard functionality has been developed a video instruction on the start slide.

Today, data on the state of Crimea's water resources are important both from the point of view of the component of the analysis of the life quality of Ukrainian citizens in the temporarily occupied territory and from the point of view of national security. Such dashboards have already been demonstrated to representatives of state authorities of Ukraine in the Information and Analytical Situation Center of National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”.


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[1] Global Land Analysis and Discovery (GLAD) laboratory in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland (

[2] European Commission's Joint Research Centre in the framework of the Copernicus Programme (