Welcome at HydroLogic Research:
The Research, Development and Innovation Department of HydroLogic
HydroLogic has 18 years of hydroinformatics experience: consultancy, research and software services. It is our mission to empower water management with smart solutions and to provide reliable data, simulation models, hydrology tools, user-friendly software and in-depth water knowledge to help them with their work to create a safer future with a high level of water safety and food security.
HydroLogic Research (HR) is our Innovation, Research and Development branch. We work together with consortia of universities, research organisations and SME’s on research and innovation projects in and outside Europe. Do you look for a SME partner specialised in smart water management and ICT? Find out more on this website.
Our HydroNET cloud ICT solution supports water professionals by providing online water control rooms and hydrology tools. Providing exactly what is needed for water resources management is what we aim for; both for day-to-day practices as well as before, during and after extreme events.
Our consultants have in-depth water knowledge and strong expertise in: hydrologic and hydrodynamic modelling and strategic & operational water management. Our consultants are mainly active in the Netherlands. Internationally, we work together with local partners for the consultancy part of our projects.
Our focus: smart solutions for urban and rural water, operational water management, real-time control, water distribution and irrigation, nature-based solutions, fluvial and pluvial flood simulation and forecasting.
We are passionate about climate, weather and water and we care about our living environment. To our believe advances in ICT and big-data analytics help achieving worldwide water and food security. Our contribution to solving water challenges is by providing the HydroNET platform and online hydrology tools to minimise flood and drought damage and reduce human casualties and despair resulting from natural hazards.
10 reasons why we are your research partner:
SME company: 35 research oriented hydroinformatics professionals
Many references: last 5 years 10 European projects, many ESA projects
Award-winning co-creation business model
Best partnering company 2017 (Partners for Water award)
HydroNET platform provider: open standard compliant
User community: 13 countries, 3300 unique users
Experts in citizen science
Turning data into profitable solutions
Trusted partner in many consortia
Over 18 years of Dutch water management experience
Experts in: hydroinformatics, rainfall monitoring, hydrological modelling, water auditing, water stress analysis, flood-risk mapping and flood forecasting
Our contribution to your research projects:
Water Control Room
Satellite Water Monitoring
Water Stress Solutions
Data science, artificial intelligence and big data analytics
Hydrological Modelling and Control
Operational Water Management
Business model development
Water, weather and climate services
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User requirements for sustainable South African Water Management A blog about the information needs and requirements of operational water managers in South Africa.
Map environment for sharing weather and water information in Altena The online platform provides a map environment to share information about the water system.
Water problems on a global scale
Climate change results in more extreme weather events with a huge influence on water management in our urban and rural environments. The effects of extreme weather are considerable all over the world. Some regions face long-lasting droughts with devastating effects on agricultural practises: harvest losses and sometimes also loss of vegetation. Other regions of the world face excessive rainfall and floods. Some of these events result from atmospheric changes such as stronger meandering of jet-streams and more stable high and low-pressure weather systems than before.
Water management becomes more difficult as the number of extremes increase as well as their extents. In addition to this problem, the world population and the number of people depending on good-quality water and good water management are increasing considerably. For instance on the African continent, with its current 1 billion inhabitants, the population is expected to double in only a few decades. All these people need access to good-quality water, they need to be protected from floods and droughts, and they need food. Some of these necessities, and in many regions all of these, are lacking. This has been a driving factor for large groups of people to flee and move in Africa and the Middle East and we can expect their numbers to grow soon.
The need for hydrology tools
All the present-day water problems are very difficult to analyse, research and quantify without proper historical time-series data sets. Furthermore, short and long-term predictions are difficult to produce without insight in geographical distribution of the problem, monitoring data and operational forecasting information.
Fortunately, we have an incredible amount of hydrologic and atmospheric data sets available these days, ranging from local rainfall monitoring data and water levels, to frequent radar and satellite-based observations of the atmosphere and the earth. In addition, our current mobile devices, social media and citizen observatory apps, help to harvest unprecedented information-rich data, also called big-data. Atmospheric and water-system modelling provides also large data sets which allow us to make predictions of e.g. water levels on the short and long term. All these data sets have proven to be extremely useful for operational water management, and making them easily accessible, is a huge step forward to support e.g.: water-system analysis, hydrological modelling, water-level prediction and flood scenario analysis.
We have a wealth of hydroinformatics technologies available to use these big-data sets and create information from them for long-term strategic water management e.g. to analyse climate-change effects. Many of these technologies use models which we first apply to try and correctly simulate the known past. If we have trained the models, using calibration and optimisation techniques, we implement them to predict what may happen in the near future and on longer time scales, such as determining the local effects of global climate change.
ICT solutions for water problems
Dealing with huge data sets is a challenge and this is where our hard-core ICT expertise comes in. Managing and accessing data sets of e.g. water satellite data, radar data and in-situ monitoring networks, is a challenge because of their complexity and size, which reach up to tenths of terabytes. When we have created access to the data, our models – often running in ensemble mode with hundreds of parallel computing instances – need to process and store terabytes of data. Thanks to our hydrology tools and own HydroNET platform: no problem for us!
Finally, creating easy-to-understand user interfaces is the last, but very important step to support operational water managers and water researchers in their day-to-day jobs. All these functions are fulfilled by our HydroNET Water Control Room.