New online initiative WaterConnect supports decision-making on water management
Dutch knowledge institute Deltares and hydro informatics firm HydroLogic have signed an agreement to launch the WaterConnect initiative to provide access to online data related to water management decision-making.
By cocreating this access to smart water and climate services - including simulation models, forecasts and dashboards - water managers can use WaterConnect to improve their decisions or come to better solutions related to problems with water resources and urban water management.
The agreement was recently signed by CEO Arnold Lobbrecht (left op top photo) at HydroLogic and by Director Ron Thiemann (right) at Deltares.Homepage of the website WaterConnect.
Combining established platforms
WaterConnect uses international knowledge and software such as the well-established Delft-FEWS and HydroNET platforms.
Delft-FEWS is an open platform that efficiently handles large amounts of big datasets and performs massive computations, while HydroNET applies data-mining algorithms and analytics to these datasets to create new information and knowledge.
Water professionals and stakeholders can then use the easily accessible Delft-FEWS HydroNET Water Control Room to visualise online personalised dashboards and reports and make well-informed, accountable decisions.
Safe and sufficient water
Director Ron Thiemann of Deltares adds "Deltares has been involved in setting up water management systems all around the world and has years of experience in developing and operating forecasting systems. Becoming part of the WaterConnect consortium means we’re helping to ensure sustainable management of precious water resources for a water-safe environment, with sufficient clean water for everyone".
According to CEO Arnold Lobbrecht of HydroLogic: "The idea of working together in a chain of water knowledge and information parties ties in closely with our policy of working with our clients to cocreate climate-resilient living environments. Each party in this chain is contributing its unique expertise to produce effective local solutions to water problems".
The website WaterConnect is already operational.
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