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FutureWater is een onderzoek en adviesbureau dat wetenschappelijk onderzoek verbindt met praktische oplossingen voor waterbeheerders binnen en buiten Nederland. FutureWater’s activiteiten bestrijken zowel mondiale, nationale en lokale waterproblemen. Belangrijke onderwerpen zijn: water voor voedsel, irrigatie, wateroverlast, watertekorten, klimaatverandering en stroomgebiedsmanagement.

FutureWater’s advies en onderzoek richt zich op kwantitatieve methoden, vaak gebaseerd op simulatiemodellen, geografische informatiesystemen en satellietwaarnemingen. Belangrijke klanten en partners zijn: World Bank, Asian Development Bank, nationale en lokale overheden, waterschappen, River Basin Organizations, NWO en universiteiten.

Naast onderzoek en advies voor opdrachtgevers neemt FutureWater vaak zelf het initiatief tot het starten en uitvoeren van wetenschappelijk en toegepast onderzoek. FutureWater is altijd pro-actief gericht waarbij de nadruk van onderzoek en advies ligt op de mogelijkheden voor de toekomst.

FutureWater heeft kantoren in Wageningen en Cartagena (Spanje). In landen met substantiële activiteiten zijn satellietkantoren gevestigd: Maputo (Mozambique), Phnom Penh (Cambodja) en Meru (Kenia).

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Mavo Diami services launched: Farmers now receive land suitability advice on their mobile phone

We reached a next step in the G4AW Project Mavo Diami in Angola. Farmers now receive land suitability advice for various crops on their mobile phone through a Telegram application. The application is called the KRES Service. Already up to 100 farmers are registered to this KRES Service, and the number of registrations is growing…

FutureWater organizes tailer-made training in Kenya on crop models and remote sensing for water management in agricultural systems

FutureWater, HiView and ThirdEye Kenya have partnered with Egerton University (Crops, Horticulture & Soils Department) to conduct a tailor-made training on ‘Crop models and remote sensing for water management in agricultural systems’. This training project is funded by the NUFFIC – TMT program. Aim of the training The training will enhance capacity of Egerton educational…

FutureWater releases new HiHydroSoil dataset: Global Maps of Soil Hydraulic Properties at 250m resolution

Today, FutureWater has released a new high resolution dataset containing global maps for Soil Hydraulic Properties: HiHydroSoil v2.0! It is the second generation HiHydroSoil dataset, after the first release in 2016. HiHydroSoil v2.0 is a definite upgrade of the first version, since it is build with higher quality input layers and with a higher spatial…

FutureWater has successfully started a new Tailor Made Training for the Rwanda Water Resources Board

We are pleased to announce that we have successfully hosted our first online webinar on our new Tailor Made Training for the Rwanda Water Resources Board (RWB) on Water Allocation Modeling and Remote Sensing Analysis. We will teach about 20 participants of the RWB how to work with the Water Evaluation And Planning model WEAP…

FutureWater contributes to the development of a robust land use plan for the Panama Canal River Basin

FutureWater and IDOM have successfully started a new project in Panama to support the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) with the challenges of the future such as regional development and climate change in the Panama Canal River Basin.  To meet the challenges of regional development and climate change that the Panama Canal river basin faces, the…

Launch of the FutureWater Moodle School for online training

Usually we travel all around the globe to provide tailor-made trainings to our local partners. We find it important to share the knowledge and tools we develop at FutureWater that benefit water management. During COVID-19 times and the coinciding travel restrictions we need to adapt, which has resulted in putting trainings in an online environment….

FutureWater and HiView give lectures on the use of flying sensors

Last week FutureWater, together with its partner HiView, gave 2 days of lectures at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, which partners with UNESCO. As part of their master degree, around 10 students were taught on the theory behind flying sensors (also known as drones), the different types of applications and how to use them…

New project awarded to increase water efficiency in palm oil in Colombia

Source: Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food-Quality Water efficiency in the palm oil sector is one of the prioritized topics for the coming years and is a cornerstone of the bilateral agenda on circular agriculture of the Dutch Embassy in Colombia. As part of the Partners for Water program, a project has been initiated…

FutureWater presents in NWP webinar on food security and water

Source: NWP The Covid-19 pandemic is reminding us of the importance of water for human health and well-being. The Corona virus came late to Latin America, but the region is now feeling its devastating effects. In the water sector, the crisis is exposing the existing water challenges such as limited access to clean water, weak…

Revenue sharing in small hydropower: is it worth it?

This month, FutureWater has published an article in the International Water Power & Dam Construction Magazine focusing on the business case for small hydropower (small facilities without significant storage dams) to invest in catchment protection based hydropower. The hydropower sector is showing increasing interest in revenue sharing schemes that promote improved catchment protection activities.  The…