Een duurzame toekomst van ons water

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).

Laatste nieuws

The eco.business Development Facility and ETG Fund FutureWater to Support Sustainable Kenyan Agribusinesses

The eco.business Fund, in partnership with FutureWater and Export Trading Group (ETG), one of the largest integrated agricultural supply chain managers and processors in sub-Saharan Africa, has launched a pilot project in Kenya for data-driven agricultural intensification. This project aims to improve farmer productivity and profitability whilst enhancing the environmental risk management and climate resilience…

Press Release: EU Agricultural Imports Vulnerable to Future Climate Change

More than 44% of the European Union’s future agricultural imports, such as coffee, cocoa and soybean, could become highly vulnerable to drought by 2050 as a result of climate change, suggests a paper in Nature Communications. The findings highlight the increasing vulnerabilities of agricultural imports to climate change. The vulnerability of the agricultural sector to…

HiHydroSoil v2.0 now available on Google Earth Engine

We are excited to announce that our high resolution dataset with global maps for Soil Hydraulic Properties HiHydroSoil v2.0 is now available on Google Earth Engine!  It’s made available through the github page “Awesome GEE Community Datasets” by Samapriya Roy. A sample code on how to access the HiHydroSoil v2.0 dataset in Google Earth Engine…

FutureWater and SEI launch the WEAP Erosion Plugin

Erosion plays a critical role in soil and water resource conservation projects. The WEAP model (Water Evaluation And Planning Tool) is widely used for water planning assessments, but an erosion module was lacking so far. The new WEAP Erosion Plugin (WEP) will fill this gap. The new plugin, referred to as WEP (WEAP Erosion Plugin)…

FAO Water Report published featuring FutureWater’s work on Real Water Savings

We are proud to announce the publishing of the FAO Water Report No.46, which results from the work done in a FAO-funded FutureWater project on Real Water Savings. This publication provides clear and practical guidelines on realizing real water savings and selecting crop water productivity interventions. The approach for “following the water” is presented as…

eTrainings in Kenya: Flying sensors and remote sensing for water management in agricultural systems

In March and April 2021 FutureWater, together with HiView, is conducting a series of online training courses on flying sensors (drones), agricultural applications, hands-on processing and interpretation of aerial imagery, setting up a drone unit, the use of WaPOR to access remotely sensed derived data, and real water savings in Kenya. In a comprehensive course, HiView…

Training course on climate risk assessment for Panama Canal river basin started

This week a training to various experts in Panama has started on the use of the WEAP tool to assess climate risks and future water resources availability and demands. The training will focus on water users in the river basin belonging to the Panama Canal, including the water requirements for the operation of the canal…

Kick-off eTraining on Flying Sensors for agricultural purposes in Jordan

On the 22nd of February we had the Kick-off event of the training on “Flying Sensors for agricultural purposes”. IHE Delft Institute for Water Education and the National Agricultural Research Center of Jordan (NARC) are collaborating with FutureWater and HiView in providing this tailor-made training. With a grand opening by both IHE Delft and NARC…

eTraining in Rwanda finished: Rwanda water professionals ready to use WEAP and Google Earth Engine

Last week FutureWater has finished the Tailor Made Training for the Rwanda Water Resources Board (RWB) on Water Allocation Modeling and Remote Sensing Analysis. We taught about 20 participants of the RWB how to work with the Water Evaluation And Planning model WEAP and the Remote Sensing platform of Google Earth Engine (GEE), state of…

eTraining in Malaysia and Vietnam: Real Water Savings in Agricultural Systems

Does drip irrigation lead to real water savings? What is the impact of changing the irrigation efficiency on basin scale water flows? How can water managers implement water savings technologies that lead to real water savings? FutureWater provided eTrainings to water managers from Vietnam and Malaysia about these subjects. A training manual and several supporting…