Rewarding Kickoff Meeting for the CREATE Project in Ankara

Last week, FutureWater colleagues Brecht D’Haeyer and Asher Lazarus travelled to Ankara, Turkey, for the kickoff meeting of the CREATE project (Cross Border Climate Vulnerabilities and Remote Impacts of Food Systems of the EU, Turkey and Africa Trade Climate Risk and Adaptation). There, they met with partners from the host institution, Ankara University Water Management…

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Meet the Rapid Eye XS – Revolutionary Small and Low-Cost Agricultural Drone

FutureWater’s partner HiView has completed the prototype of their latest innovation, the Rapid Eye XS. This ultra light is in the first place designed for use at a small scale in agriculture, but has many other potential applications. It can process NDVI imagery on-board, and is very easy to use. FutureWater played a prominent in…

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Exciting Kickoff in Málaga for a new PRIMA-EU Innovation Action project: ‘BONEX’

We are proud to be part of the winning consortium for a PRIMA-EU Innovation Action project. With 16 partners (academia and SME’s) under the lead of Bioazul we gathered in Málaga on 18 and 19 May for a successful, in-person Kickoff meeting of  BONEX (Boosting Nexus Framework Implementation in the Mediterranean). It was an energetic…

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Succesful Field Visit of FutureWater to the APSAN-Vale Project in Mozambique

In April, Vera Hollander, Water Management Expert at FutureWater, visited Mozambique for the APSAN-Vale project. This project will demonstrate what the best combinations are of adoption strategies and technological packages, with the largest overall impact in terms of Water Productivity, both at the plot-level, sub-basin as well as basin-level. The project has as its overall aim to…

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Training on Real Water Savings finished for Bangladesh, China and Indonesia

Last month, FutureWater concluded training programs on Real Water Savings for Bangladesh, China and Indonesia. This training was part of the project ‘Delivering Training on Real Water Savings (ReWaS) for the Regional Water Scarcity Program in Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, Thailand and China’ that FutureWater is rolling out in cooperation with the Regional Office for Asia…

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First Module of Tailor-made Training on Geo-spatial Data Skills Successfully Kicked-off in Zambia

Last week, first module of the Nuffic TMT training course on Geo-spatial data skills development was kicked-off at Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI).  Solidaridad is partnering with FutureWater to conduct a tailor-made training on ‘Geo-spatial data skills development for improved soil water management and enhanced crop productivity at the national level in Zambia’. The training…

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Infosequia Is Now Part of the TWIGA Portal, a Platform That Brings Together Multiple Geoclimatic Services in Africa

InfoSequia is the Drought Early Warning and Forecasting System developed by FutureWater to support the decision-making and risk management of drought impacts. InfoSequia rests on an advanced cloud computing and geoprocessing architecture able to effectively integrate large volume of data from satellite, reanalysis and ground-observation networks, with machine learning techniques to generate local-tailored seasonal outlooks…

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Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for Water Security: FutureWater Prepares NbS Options Factsheets for TNC

Recently, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has published a How-to Guide to Develop Watershed Investment Programs, accessible here. This important resource was designed to meet the needs of practitioners and investors across a variety of sectors who may wish to improve biodiversity, climate and water security outcomes by employing nature-based solutions. It comprises several components, including…

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InfoSequia: Finalist in the 2nd Dinapsis Innovation Open Challenge

FutureWater recently submitted the InfoSequia solution to the 2nd Dinapsis Challenge, an innovation call launched by Dinapsis, the network of digital hubs of the Agbar group. This second challenge focused on innovative solutions and apps developed to cope with “Extreme weather events, optimization of water consumption, and management of wastewater”. 48 proposals were submitted to…

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Video: Beneficiaries Share Their Experience on Using Geodata Innovations in Field Schools in Egypt

The project ‘A Practical Farmers Toolkit – Geodata for climate smart agriculture in Egypt’ has successfully finished last month. An exciting video was made, which gives a short overview of this agricultural project. An interactive training programme started in April 2021 with online training, field schools, and group projects. The ‘toolkit’ provided in this project…

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