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Effective Transnational Catchment Management

Catchment management is usually the responsibility of a governmental organization such as a Catchment Management Agency in South Africa or a Water Board in the Netherlands. However, catchment boundaries are not always situated within a political region.

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From Rain4Africa project to AgriCloud service

The 1st of June 2015 the Rain4Africa dream started: 8 partners were targeted to reach more than 125.000 small scale South African farmers with the best available weather and climate services, to increase their food production and reduce weather and climate related risks.

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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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