Map environment for sharing weather and water information in Altena

Published on 9 July 2019 by Rianne Giesen

The aim of the Dutch demo case Citizen Observatory (CO) Grip op water Altena is to reduce the pluvial flooding caused by incidental extreme precipitation events.

One of the objectives to reach this goal is sharing information about the water system between stakeholders. The online platform of the CO provides a map environment that facilitates data exchange. The map environment has been created by demo case leader HydroLogic using Esri Story Maps, combined with Esri Survey123 to integrate data collection by citizens and organisations.

 View the map environment

Through the map environment, many types of information exchange can take place. A few examples:

By providing this visually attractive environment, Grip op water Altena offers a place where information about water in Altena is collected and shared. The information is expected to contribute to increased water awareness among the citizens in Altena, centralized information sharing in extreme situations and improved communication between stakeholders.