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Successful second RECONECT project meeting

From 8th to 10th of May 2019 the second RECONECT General Assembly took place in Zwolle, the Netherlands. The objective of this research and innovation project is to show how Nature Based Solutions (NBS) help to decrease the use of traditional ‘grey infrastructure’ and become cleaner, environmentally friendlier, greener and still provide a safe place for people to live. Read more >

GROW Observatory wins European award

The GROW Observatory, a citizen science project, which has engaged green-fingered volunteers from across Europe to profile the continent’s ground conditions, was awarded the Land and Soil Management Award at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture’s (FFA) gala dinner in Brussels on Tuesday night 9 April 2019. Read more >

The TWIGA information service infrastructure

HydroNET as the gateway to water, weather and climate data for Africa

One of TWIGA’s key objectives is to deliver more than 20 geo-services for Africa by the end of the project. These information services will primarily be based on existing data sets from TWIGA partners and data collected within the project.

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RECONECT Kick off meeting in Italy

In September 2018 a new EU funded project started called RECONECT. RECONECT demonstrates the effectiveness of Nature Based Solutions (NBS) against hydro-meteorological risks. The kick off meeting took place in one of the project locations, Portofino Italy.

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Ground Truth 2.0 consortium visited Grip op Water Altena

On Tuesday 11 December, the Ground Truth 2.0 consortium visited the citizen observatory of the Dutch demo case: Grip op water Altena. The objective of Grip op water Altena is to reduce the damage caused by pluvial flooding. The observatory core group showed the project partners that measures against pluvial flooding are being taken from the small scale of private gardens to the large scale of water storage basins.

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Deltares and HydroLogic launch WaterCONNECT initiative

The Dutch knowledge institute Deltares and hydroinformatics company HydroLogic have signed an agreement to launch the WaterCONNECT initiative. Within WaterCONNECT private, public and research organisations work together to provide an integrated, online solution to help improve the water management decision-making.

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1.000 sensors collecting data for GROW Observatory

Within two years from its start, more than 1000 Flower Power soil moisture sensors have been registered to take part in the GROW citizen observatory. The sensors are distributed over nine confined regions within Europe, called GROW Places. This milestone is only the beginning, one year from now the number of sensors is expected to have reached 10,000. Read more >

Citizen observatory Grip op Water Altena launched

On Saturday 16 June 2018, the fourth citizen observatory of Ground Truth 2.0 was launched at the Meadow Bird Festival (Weidevogelfestival) at Fort Giessen in the Netherlands. Members of Grip op water Altena engaged with visitors of the festival to make them aware of the shared responsibility for a climate proof region.

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