Nieuws in 2016

Final block of training in Water Resources Modelling for ARA-Sul and ARA-Norte

During the weeks of 21 November through 2 December, Wilco Terink and Sonu Khanal from FutureWater provided the final block of training in Water Resources Modelling to ARA-Sul and ARA-Norte in Pemba, Mozambique. This training was funded by NUFFIC’s Tailor-Made Training Programme, which is part of the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP II), and is specifically…

Fruitful kick-off meeting of the System-Risk project in Potsdam

The System-Risk kick-off meeting hosted by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences took place from 10-14 October in the Potsdam. The 1st day of the meeting started with presentations about challenges imposed at different levels of flood risk chain assessment by the lead scientist from each Work Package, followed by a short research plan…

Nieuwe publicatie over de effecten van klimaatverandering op de bovenstroomse Indus

De Indus behoort tot de meest smeltwater afhankelijke rivieren op Aarde. In het stroomgebied woont een grote, sterk groeiende bevolking en ligt het grootste irrigatiesysteem ter wereld. Inzicht krijgen in de hydrologie van het bovenstroomse, bergachtige deel van het Indus-stroomgebied is een grote uitdaging. De gebergten van de Hindu Kush, Karakoram en Himalaya zijn moeilijk…

IMPREX partners kick off the second project year in Crete

Text adopted from IMPREX.eu Time flies when you’re passionate is an apt saying to describe the three intense and productive days of the IMPREX General Assembly. The meeting was hosted by the project partners from the Technical University of Crete and took place from 26-28 September in the scenic landscapes of the Crete island. The…

FutureWater trains national experts in Armenia on climate change, water and crops

FutureWater provides a training program to technical staff of relevant institutes and organizations in Armenia, on using simulation models for assessing vulnerability and planning of climate adaptation measures, with emphasis on water and agriculture. This week (17-Oct until 22-Oct 2016) a 1-week training is given, on using AquaCrop for assessing water-related and climate change-driven impacts…

InfoSequia.es: A web-based interactive climate service for drought monitoring in the Spanish Iberian Peninsula

FutureWater redesigns the web-based platform InfoSequía.es by improving the visualization and the interactive extraction of drought information. InfoSequía.es provides weekly updates of drought severity maps, bulletins and historical series of satellite drought indices. This information aims to complement hydrological drought indices published by the Water Basin Authorities and the Spanish National Drought Observatory. Several regions…

FutureWater awards two young scientists at the BioHydrology2016 International Conference

FutureWater attended the 4th Biohydrology International Conference “Walking on drylands” and awarded a prize to the best oral communication by a young scientist. For taking the end-decision, members of the Scientific Committee and of FutureWater scored all the candidates according to three main fields: Scientific relevance for the management and planning of water resources Applicability…

ThirdEye gepresenteerd als innovatieve technologie in Mozambique

Van 29 augustus tot 4 september vond in Maputo de International Trade Fair FACIM plaatst. Op deze beurs verzorgde de Nederlandse Ambassade een Holland paviljoen waar verschillende Nederlandse organisaties zich presenteerden aan de Mozambikaanse markt. Dit paviljoen stond op woensdag 31 augustus in het teken van het FACIM WATER EVENT ‘The adaptation of innovative technologies…

FutureWater Co-Convenes Session at the World Water Week

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), FutureWater and Statkraft convene a session on Mountains, glaciers, and hydropower in a changing climate at the World Water Week, organized in Stockholm 28 August – 2 September. This session will highlight the role of mountains in providing water, food, and energy for sustainable growth using examples…

First week of successful training in Water Resources Modeling for ARA-Sul and ARA-Norte, Mozambique

During the week of 11-15 July, training in Water Resources Modeling (using SPHY) was provided to ARA-Sul and ARA-Norte (water boards) in Mozambique. This training was funded by NUFFIC’s Tailor-Made Training Programme, which is part of the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP II), and is specifically meant to enhance the overall functioning of an organization by…

FutureWater organizes coordination meeting for IMPREX project at EU Joint Research Centre

On 27 and 28 June, IMPREX partners working on agriculture and droughts gathered in the premises of the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC) in the Italian city of Ispra. The two-day meeting provided an opportunity to review recent progress, coordinate future actions, and to establish links with relevant activities and laboratories of the JRC. The…

Identifying and designing business models for the ThirdEye project in Mozambique

How to be a commercial business, and at the same time reach out to the rural poor and enable them to increase their food production and improve their livelihoods? The key ingredient for success is getting the right business model! Agricultural Business Developer Jelle van den Akker investigated the transition of the ThirdEye project from a…

Promotieonderzoek: Meer water in Aziatische rivieren door klimaatverandering

Tekst deels van Universiteit Utrecht Op vrijdag 27 mei verdedigt Arthur Lutz zijn proefschrift dat het resultaat is van een gezamenlijk promotieonderzoek van FutureWater en de Universiteit Utrecht. Hij concludeert dat klimaatverandering zorgt voor meer regen en smeltwater, en dus voor meer water in de Aziatische rivieren. Meer dan een miljard De meeste grote rivieren…

Lezing Dr. Walter Immerzeel – IceSpy: drones om gletsjers in de Himalaya te analyseren

Tijdens de vijftigste editie van het internationale rondreizende Campus Party, 25 tot en met 29 mei is de Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, zal Dr. Walter Immerzeel een keynote lezing geven. De lezing gaat over de gevolgen van klimaatverandering op de gletsjers en ijsvelden in de Himalaya op een hoogte van 5000 meter en hoger. Zo’n 1.5…

Dr. Walter Immerzeel ontvangt Vidi-subsidie

Dr. Walter Immerzeel, hydroloog bij FutureWater en wetenschapper van de Universiteit Utrecht, heeft van NWO een Vidi-financiering toegekend gekregen van 800.000 euro. In totaal dienden 572 onderzoekers in Nederland een aanvraag in, waarvan NWO er uiteindelijk 87 heeft gehonoreerd. De Vidi-subsidievorm is gericht op excellente onderzoekers die na hun promotie al een aantal jaren succesvol…

ThirdEye: Training new Flying Sensor operators in Mozambique

A key factor in enabling an increase and efficiency in food production is providing farmers with relevant information. Such information is needed as farmers have limited resources (seed, water, fertilizer, pesticides, human power) and are always in doubt in which location and when they should supply these resources. Interesting is that especially smallholders, with their…

FutureWater contributes to the EGU General Assembly 2016

Results of several ongoing projects of FutureWater were being disseminated among a large group of scientists last week during the General Assembly 2016 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). The EGU General Assembly was held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 17 to 22 April 2016. It is the largest conference on the…

PhD position: Development of Future Weather techniques for flood risk assessment

We are delighted that you consider joining the ETN System-Risk as an Early Stage Research (ESR) fellow. System-Risk is a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network which aims on developing and implementing a systems approach for large-scale flood risk assessment and management and provides a framework for training and career development of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). The network brings…

FutureWater presents at conference on Climate Change Impacts for Indus Basin Waters

An International Conference on Climate and Environmental Change Impacts on the Indus Basin Waters was organized jointly by ICIMOD, The World Bank Group and the International Water Management Institute from 16 to 19 February 2016 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Indus River Basin is shared by four countries Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan.  The Indus Basin…

FutureWater receives award for the best contribution on precision agriculture and flying sensors

The contribution “Spectral and physiological responses of Citrus irrigated with saline reclaimed water combined with deficit irrigation strategies” was recently awarded as the best submission in the “Precision Agriculture” thematic panel of the 2nd Spanish Symposium of Horticultural Engineering held in Almeria between 12-16 February. The contribution was led by Cristina Romero and is the…

InfoSequia at the XII Scientific Conference of the Experimental Station of Arid Zones

The drought portal InfoSequía was presented at the XII Scientific Conference organized by the Experimental Station of Arid Zones (EEZA -CSIC ) and held on 5 February on the University Campus of Almeria. During this event taking place annually since 2005, researchers and experts share their latest advances and innovations through mini-lectures. FutureWater contributed to…

Innovatieproject ‘Dijkmonitoring met Flying Sensors’ afgerond

Op donderdag 21 januari jl. werd tijdens een bijeenkomst bij het Wetterskip Fryslân het innovatieproject “Dijkmonitoring met Flying Sensors” afgerond. Op deze afsluitende middag werden de resultaten van het anderhalf jaar durende Dijkmonitoringproject gepresenteerd door FutureWater, HiView en projectpartner Kavel10. De presentatie werd bijgewoond door werknemers van verschillende afdelingen binnen het Wetterskip Fryslân, vertegenwoordigers van…

New approach to select climate models for impact studies

Climate change impact studies depend on projections of future climate provided by climate models. The selection of an ensemble of climate models is not straightforward, but defines the outcome of climate change impact studies to a large extent. A new approach to select representative climate models was developed by FutureWater in collaboration with Alterra Wageningen…

FutureWater ontwikkelt 3D model van de Langtang gletsjer in Nepal

FutureWater heeft een 3D model van de Langtang gletsjer in Nepal gemaakt met behulp van data van flying sensors. Het model kan ook in 3D worden bekeken met behulp van Google Cardboard.

Documentaire over klimaatverandering in de Himalaya

Het smeltwater uit het Himalayagebergte en aangrenzende bergketens vormt een belangrijke waterbron voor ruim een kwart van de wereldbevolking. Maar omdat het terrein onbegaanbaar is, en er geen degelijke observaties zijn, is niet bekend hoeveel neerslag er in de bergketens valt. Voor de waterbeschikbaarheid van ruim een miljard mensen is dit echter cruciale informatie. FutureWater,…

Training weeks on water resources and water allocation modelling for ARAs in Pemba, Mozambique

In order to have a stronger advisory role towards policy and decision makers and people living in their management areas, three ARAs (water boards) of Mozambique require knowledge on how-to use and apply Water Resources and Water Allocation Models. Because the ARAs were facing a knowledge constraint on these topics, they requested a Tailor-Made Training…

Webinar on the Asian Water Towers and Climate Change

The high mountain ranges in Asia are also called the Asian Water Towers, providing water resources for the densely populated downstream areas, where millions of people depend on the water coming from upstream. The water generated in the high Asian mountains feeds into the world’s largest irrigation schemes and reservoirs. Downstream water demands are high,…