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.Read more >
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.
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.
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 >
The Department of Water and Sanitation of South Africa has signed a long-term contract with South African Weather Service (SAWS), HydroNET and eLEAF to rollout the Water Auditing Application to support compliance monitoring and reduce unlawful irrigated water use…
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.
Over 80 projects funded by the Dutch ‘Partners for Water’ programme competed for the prestigious ‘best project’ award. The project ‘Demonstration of the HydroNET Water Control Room for South Africa’ has won. The jury explained: “This consortium provided a measurable contribution to solving world-water problems”.
On 17 November 2015, the South African Weather Service CEO, Dr Linda Makuleni, signed a cooperation agreement with Hydrologic to develop and implement an online rainfall management application.