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.
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”.
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 ›
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 ›