The South African Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) recently launched the HydroNET Water Control Room at a festive ceremony in Pretoria. All nine of the country’s Water Management Areas now have access to the weather and water information they need to make weather-ready and climate-smart decisions for sustainably managing precious water resources.
The Dutch knowledge institute Deltares and hydroinformatics company HydroLogic have signed an agreement to launch the WaterCONNECT initiative. Within WaterCONNECT private, public and research organisations work together to provide an integrated, online solution to help improve the water management decision-making. Read more ›
On the 13th of September 2018, the second edition of the biennial HydroNET LIVE event took place. Over 150 water managers from South Africa, Germany, Australia and the Netherlands came together to share knowledge and experiences about the theme of the event ‘Smart water management without borders’.
The Department of Water and Sanitation of South Africa has signed a long-term contract with South African Weather Service (SAWS), HydroNET and eLEAF to rollout the Water Auditing Application to support compliance monitoring and reduce unlawful irrigated water use. Read more ›
In February 2018 HydroLogic has established a partnership with Esri in the Netherlands. Hydrologic’s product HydroNET is a multiple award winning web-based decision support system which transfers weather and water data into sophisticated applications and dashboards. For this purpose, HydroNET also integrates with ArcGIS of Esri. Read more ›
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.
Due to climate change Germany is experiencing extreme rainfall more and more often. More insight in extreme rainfall to make and keep the water system climate resilient is of great importance to German water boards.
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”.
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 ›