Dancing Rivers is a seasonal river morphological monitoring system designed to map erosion and deposition areas along the large river systems.
- Monsoon dependent large river systems in Southeast and South Asia undergoes large changes in water levels seasonally.
- This large change induces erosion (land loss) and deposition (land gain).
- Dancing Rivers is implemented in Ayeyarwady River, Myanmar.
- Leveraging the power of Google Earth Engine (GEE), historical river morphology changes were mapped using Landsat at 30 m resolution (1988 to 2018).
- From 2019, the system switches to Sentinel-1 (10 m) to expedite the information delivery to government agencies while increasing the resolution.
- This system will enable government agencies to undertake large scale assessment of erosion and deposition areas along the larger rivers to inform riverbank protection planning and prioritize investment.
- Identify hotspots of morphological change for long term planning and adaptation.