We are a team of hydrologists and ICT experts who understand the responsibility we have to society and are seeking sustainable, innovative environmental solutions to urgent water problems.
Our clients include environmental agencies, ministries, provinces, water boards, municipalities and the European Commission. We perform commercial and research projects from two offices in the Netherlands: Amersfoort and Delft. Our Amersfoort office focuses on product development and consultancy, while Delft focuses mainly on research.
HydroLogic was established in 2000 by Arnold Lobbrecht. We have the vision that water problems of our living environments resulting from climate change and urbanisation will be solved primarily by big-data and innovative ICT. It is our mission to provide water stakeholders with smart water-management solutions based on secure and reliable information, quality-assured simulation models, focussed ICT tools and in-depth water knowledge.
We are a highly specialised company providing hydroinformatics services: software solutions to assess, to analyse and to control water problems.
HydroLogic provides three types of services:
research, climate and water consultancy and software products through HydroNET.
The research arm of HydroLogic is called HydroLogic Research, or HR in short. It is based in Delft, close to Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and IHE-Delft, the UNESCO water institute. HydroLogic Research is an SME with a focus on the major processes and components related to the water environment, such as urban and rural water management, operational water management, real-time control, water distribution and irrigation, water safety, fluvial and pluvial flood simulation and forecasting.
The applications and services we develop use advances in hydroinformatics such as simulation models, data analytics, data modelling, Artificial Intelligence (AI), remote sensing, GIS-based modelling, web services and mobile information and communication technologies. Many prototypes of tools and applications have been developed in EC and ESA funded research and national innovation projects. It resulted in the open HydroNET Software as a Service (SaaS) platform. This platform received the National ICT Innovation Award of the Netherlands in 2013, a prestigious prize for product excellence and business model, issued by the Dutch ICT industry.
HydroNET available for research
In research projects we make available our HydroNET portal, backend and SaaS solution, including cloud infrastructure which connects to a wealth of data and information sources (e.g. GEOSS, Wiski, Delft FEWS) through standard open frameworks (OGC, WaterML2.0, SOS2) and documented API’s.
Business model development in consortia
On the basis of our wide experience with various business models of ICT solutions in which a chain of partners is involved, we often play the role of business model developer in consortia of research organisations. We then perform market and business analytics with partner organisations as well as with stakeholders active in the domain of application such as water authorities at local, regional and national levels, as well as citizen stakeholder groups if involved.
We are open to join new consortia where we can play the role of SME providing Water and ICT services based on HydroNET.
HydroLogic – Climate and Water Consultancy
HydroLogic performs consultancy in the area of climate and water, mainly in The Netherlands. We have strong expertise in: hydrologic and hydrodynamic modelling and strategic & operational watermanagement.
HydroLogic products – HydroNET
HydroNET in short
Climate change and a fast-growing population in cities forces water professionals to deal more often with excessive rainfall, (flash)floods, water quality issues, longer periods of drought and rising sea levels. Easy access to the right information is essential in reducing impacts and risks before, during and after events. HydroNET is a multiple award winning web-based decision support system which transfers weather and water data into sophisticated applications and dashboards. The HydroNET Software as a Service (SaaS) solution empowers water professionals worldwide to make well-informed and transparent deci-sions for the analysis and sustainable management of their water resources.
HydroLogic started the development of HydroNET in 2005 to provide the Dutch Water Sector with the best available rainfall data. From that moment, the HydroNET Portal is further developed in cooperation with water professionals.
Currently HydroNET is used by over 3000 clients from 12 countries and HydroNET is able to smartly connect to hydrological and meteorological databases from different organisa-tions in real-time. Smart web-applications transfer archived and operational weather and water data into valuable tools which enable water professionals to make informed deci-sions for the analysis and sustainable management of water resources.
HydroNET is offered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. This means that the soft-ware runs in the cloud and is accessible via the Internet.
HydroNET provides backend services, application services, real-time information streams, dashboards and frontend apps to enable professionals in the environmental and water sectors to manage and improve the resilience of their systems. Many water professionals use HydroNET to support their short and long-term water-management decisions. HydroNET connects the user to all available data sources in real-time; combines the data and displays them on personal, user-friendly dashboards and; enables users to make effective decisions by providing virtual control rooms which enhance insight and understanding of water system performance.
HydroNET business model
Our model to cooperate with partner organisations has been awarded major prizes in the water and ICT industry: the ‘Partners for Water 2017 award’ and the ‘ICT innovation 2013 award’. These are tokens of appreciation from other organisations in our field of work for the way in which we jointly develop sustainable business in the Netherlands and internationally.
The HydroNET online platform and tools of HydroLogic and its partners, provides web-based services to access climate, weather and water information, from a global atmospheric level to the very local level of a river or a canal. The HydroNET water control room provides personalised dashboards to analyse and learn from historic, current and forecasted big-data sets. It is a very flexible and customisable collection of decision support tools for strategic and operational water management professionals.
We are continually further developing the platform with funding of commercial projects and of research projects. Local resellers help us to integrate local knowledge of weather and water problems and create working solutions for local markets. Outside the Netherlands we are mainly active in the following countries: Australia, South Africa and Germany.