HydroNET partnership accelerates international roll-out
HydroLogic and Arcadis have joined forces to accelerate the development of HydroNET, a cloud platform aimed at supporting water managers in their decision-making. Both companies work together in a joint enterprise for further development and maintenance of the platform.
The HydroNET partnership has been well-timed for both companies. HydroLogic was looking for a partner to invest in the sustainable development of HydroNET, as well as to accelerate the platform’s international roll-out. Arcadis is ambitious with regard to its digital services and HydroNET allows the company to extend its offering to customers globally. Arcadis acquired a 70% stake in Water Platform Company - the Dutch-based software company that owns HydroNET.
HydroNET, developed by HydroLogic in 2005, supports water management professionals to better anticipate to more extreme weather conditions. The support is aimed at the development of plans, operational decision-making, water policy evaluation as well as monitoring the impact of measures in place. Arnold Lobbrecht, Director at HydroLogic: “We are very pleased with this exciting cooperation as it will enable us to further develop HydroNET sustainably. And it allows us to offer more impactful innovative solutions for water management professionals in tackling the challenges of climate change.”
HydroLogic will continue to offer HydroNET in the Netherlands and its current international markets, such as South-Africa. Arcadis will scale-up internationally, focusing on the United States and the United Kingdom initially, with other countries to follow. Arcadis and HydroLogic continue to operate as separate consultancies.
Harm Albert Zanting, Director at Arcadis commented: “HydroNET is a great addition to our portfolio, and it will significantly boost our digital ambitions. I very much look forward to our co-operation, knowing that our colleagues in the United States and the United Kingdom are excited to be able to offer HydroNET to their clients.”
Current climate change poses unprecedented challenges to water managers. Urbanised areas, agricultural areas and nature areas suffer from devastating floods, heat waves and water shortages. By providing the right information and digital advisories at the right time water professionals are able to take well-informed, transparent and accountable decisions for managing water resources and ensuring sufficient availability of water of the right quality and water-safe environments.
Currently, over 4500 water management professionals of regional water authorities, city councils and expert centres in the Netherlands and abroad make use of HydroNET’s services.