Western States Water Council

A Voice for Water in the West 


Senate Subcommittee on Space and Science

On December 1, 2022, the Western States Water Council provided written testimony to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Space and Science on Landsat at 50 and the Future of U.S. Satellite-based Earth Observation.  The WSWC has long supported the use of remote sensing technologies and data from Landsat missions to improve the measurement and monitoring of consumptive water use through a partnership between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).  We wish to express our longstanding and continued support for the past, present, and future Landsat missions, particularly maintaining data continuity and integrity with Landsat thermal-infrared (TIR) and reflected-light imagery.

December 2022 WSWC Senate CST Landsat 50 Testimony