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Successful migration HydroNET Server environment

During the weekend of 7 October 2017, the migration of the HydroNET Server environment was successfully executed. The infrastructure is migrated to a new hosting environment managed by a specialized company. The migration is part of the ongoing professionalisation of HydroNET.

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New: Soil water storage capacity application

Water managers all over the world are confronted with increasing challenges related to climate change. Floods and drought resulting from increasingly severe weather conditions cause worldwide economic damage, loss of nature, increased political and societal tensions and ultimately the loss of lives.

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HydroNET wins prestigious award for co-created water and climate services

How the Water Control Room provides an ICT solution for South African water challenges

Over 80 projects funded by the Dutch ‘Partners for Water’ programme competed for the prestigious ‘best project’ award. The project ‘Demonstration of the HydroNET Water Control Room for South Africa’ has won. The jury explained: “This consortium provided a measurable contribution to solving world-water problems”.

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Webinar: Radar Rainfall Calibration

This webinar provided background to how the Bureau of Meteorology is using radar rainfall data, what radar products they have available and how the HydroNET platform can be used to access calibrated radar rainfall data.

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Official launch first HydroNET Water Control Room for South African Catchment Management Agency

Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) is the first catchment management agency in South Africa officially using HydroNET for the smart management of their water resources. Last week IUCMA staff were trained by HydroNET experts on how to operate the decision support system and how to set up personalised dashboards to optimally benefit from their HydroNET water control room. Read more ›

The digital revolution in the battle against climate change

During the past 800 years the Dutch have gradually managed to control the water. An unprecedented change in water management is inevitable considering today’s impact of climate change. In the past we built, dikes, wind mills and pumping stations; the next step in water management is a digital one. Read more ›

SAWS and HydroNET conclude long term cooperation agreement

On 17 November 2015, the South African Weather Service CEO, Dr Linda Makuleni, signed a cooperation agreement with Hydrologic, a Dutch-based company, to develop and implement an online rainfall management application. The signing ceremony took place in Newtown, Johannesburg in the presence of the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who is on an official visit to South Africa.    Read more ›