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.
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 >
In October 2018, the Dutch Citizen Observatory Grip op water Altena held a survey under the inhabitants of its focus region Altena.
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 >
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.
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…