Nieuws in 2020

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…

FutureWater presents successful Webinar on Real Water Savings

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? Several of such questions were discussed during a recent webinar. FutureWater in collaboration with the FAO Near East and…

APSAN-Vale Flying Sensor Portal 2.0 launched

The APSAN-Vale Flying Sensor portal, part of the APSAN-Vale project to show outcomes of the project to the public, has received a major update with some new and very useful functionalities. The project, which started in 2018, is piloting innovations to increase the water productivity and food security for climate resilient smallholder agriculture in the…

Mozambican – Dutch partnership on water allocation training completed

FutureWater in Mozambique had yet another successful partnership added to its already extensive collaborative activities with this Southern African country. ARA-Sul, the waterboard responsible for water management in the region around Maputo, received an eLearning course on supporting water allocation permit decisions using the WEAP tool. This training was a continuation of collaboration with the…

eLearning for PLN staff Indonesia successfully completed

FutureWater completed two eLearning courses on hydrology and on climate change for staff of PLN. PLN (Perusahaan Listrik Negar) is the biggest electricity company in Indonesia. PLN is increasingly expanding its activities to hydropower and therefore additional training needs on hydrology and climate change was needed. FutureWater developed and delivered those trainings to PLN in…

FutureWater supporting Sustainable Land Management interventions in Madagascar

Within the Land Use Planning for Enhanced Resilience of Landscapes (LAUREL) project commissioned by the World Bank, a Land Use Change Simulation Platform (LANDSIM-P) has been developed by FutureWater and partners. The objective of LANDSIM-P is to support policy makers in Madagascar by providing an integrated assessment of the impact of current and future land…

Training in the use of satellite images for water management issues for officials in Myanmar

Source: HKV FutureWater and HKV have received approval of Nuffic to conduct the training ‘Multi-level capacity building on river morphology and flood risk using state-of-the-art open satellite data and processing tools’ in Myanmar. This training is a follow-up of previous trainings at Yangon Technological University for several universities and government entities held in 2018 and…

Mavo Diami: Drought Driver of Change for Angola

Source: Netherlands Space Office (NSO) The United Nations reminds us of two major effects of climate change every June 17th: desertification and drought. Especially in Africa, where it means food insecurity for at least 45 million people (source UN). In Angola, a consortium of Dutch organisations is working with the Government to introduce climate-smart technologies…

Nieuwe inzichten extreem weer helpen watersector

Bron: KNMI-Klimaatbericht door Janet Wijngaard en Emma Aalbers in samenwerking met Bart van den Hurk (Deltares) Droogte en extreme regenval hebben grote invloed op de maatschappij. Zo dreigt in Oost-Nederland door de aanhoudende droogte de waterbeschikbaarheid in de knel te komen en leidde begin dit jaar hoogwater in de rivieren tot hinder voor de scheepvaart….

Droogte in Nederland goed te zien op nieuw Droogteportaal van FutureWater

Op 11 mei 2020 heeft FutureWater een nieuwe online droogteportaal gelanceerd: DroogteNL! In dit interactieve droogteportaal kan het relatieve bodemvochtgehalte in heel Nederland worden bekeken op verschillende niveaus, zowel op een kaart als in een grafiek. Er zijn duidelijke pieken en dalen in het relatieve bodemvocht zichtbaar, zo was februari 2020 extreem nat, maar april…

FutureWater presents added value of Flying Sensors at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) conference

FutureWater, in collaboration with TUDelft and the TWIGA project, has participated in the Precipitation and Urban Hydrology session of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) conference which is held from 4-8 May. In response the ongoing coronavirus pandemic the EGU has gone completely virtual and hosted the EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online. This event will offer all…

FutureWater launches APSAN-Vale Flying Sensor Portal

Today FutureWater launched a portal for flying sensor imagery taken in Mozambique as part of the APSAN-Vale project. The project, which started in 2018, is piloting innovations to increase the water productivity and food security for climate resilient smallholder agriculture in the Zambezi valley of Mozambique. It will demonstrate what the best combinations are of…

FutureWater and HiView present at the GrowCongo! conference

At the GrowCongo! conference, organized by NABC, FutureWater and HiView conducted a pitch for a delegation from Republic of Congo including Prime Minister Clément Mouamba. Prime Minister Mouamba was accompanied by several ministers of his government, amongst which the Minister of Agriculture. The governmental team was present at the conference to promote agricultural business between…

Advanced cloud computing for water resources management in Myanmar

FutureWater, together with HKV and Yangon Technological University, have successfully organized a symposium on Advanced cloud computing for water resources management in Myanmar on 13th of December 2019. The symposium was organized under the framework of the Orange Knowledge Tailor-Made Training (TMT) Program, which is funded by NUFFIC, the Dutch organization for internationalization in education….