Selected projects

  • BRIGAID: BRIdging the GAp for Innovations in Disaster resilience

    Researchers, innovators and incubators develop innovative products and services to reduce the increased climate change risks. Many of these innovations however hardly arrive at the markets. BRIGAID BRIdges the GAp for Innovations in Disaster resilience. In the frame of BRIGAID, FutureWater contributes in two ways. Firstly, leading the coordination of…

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  • System-Risk: A large-scale systems approach to flood risk assessment and management

    System-Risk is a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network which aims on developing and implementing a systems approach for large-scale flood risk assessment and management and provides a framework for training and career development of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). In collaboration with the Royal Meteorological Institute (KNMI), FutureWater is the hosting…

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  • IMPREX: IMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological EXtremes

    FutureWater leads the coordination of the “Agriculture and Drought” sectoral Work Package of IMPREX. This WP specifically aims to study and evaluate the use of IMPREX weather forecasts and predictions, climate variability, and drought indicators to assess agricultural drought risk and impacts over four case studies and at the pan-European…

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  • HI-AWARE: Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience

    HI-AWARE aims to contribute to enhanced adaptive capacities and climate resilience of the poor and vulnerable women, men, and children living in the mountains and flood plains of the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra river basins. Research, including modeling, scoping studies, action research, and randomized control trials, is conducted at 12…

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  • Leapfrogging Delta Management: Showcase operational rainfall monitoring

    Significant decisions are to be made to manage and engineer the water systems in Myanmar and to develop large structural and non-structural projects (e.g. hydropower dams, urban water use, industrial development, extension of irrigation capacity, operational quantity and quality management, etc.). The Myanmar and Dutch governments have agreed to cooperate…

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  • ThirdEye: Flying Sensors to Support Farmers’ Decision Making

    The Third Eye project supports farmers in Mozambique with their decision making in farm and crop management by setting up a network of Flying Sensors operators. These operators are equipped with Flying Sensors and tools to analyse the obtained imagery. This project is unique as it is a first trial…

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  • Strategic Basin Planning Ganga River Basin

    The World Bank has assigned Deltares and its partners AECOM India and FutureWater to carry out the project ”Analytical Work and Technical Assistance to support Strategic Basin Planning for Ganga River Basin in India”. The key objectives of this project are (i) Significantly strengthen the capability of relevant central and…

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  • Hydropower development assessment for the Tamakoshi River Basin

    The overall objective of this project is to improve the understanding of the expected impacts of climate change on water availability in the context of potential hydropower development in the Tamakoshi River Basin. Specifically, the project aims to (i) Understand the current baseline hydrological regime of the Tamakoshi River Basin,…

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  • Hydrological Evaluation and Ecosystem Valuation of the Lukanga Swamps

    The Lukanga Swamps in Zambia are an important biodiversity area and serve as a major hydrological component of the Kafue basin. FutureWater was contracted to assess the value and contribution of the Lukanga Swamps to the Kafue Basin. FutureWater applied a combined approach of (i) remote sensing, (ii) SWAT hydrological…

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  • Capacity Building to Assess Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Armenia

    This project will build up the capacity of Armenian hydro-meteorological professionals in selecting and using models for analyzing climate change impacts and vulnerability. The focus will be on climate change impacts and vulnerability of water resources, agriculture and natural disasters. The project will enhance the professional’s capacity in i) collecting…

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  • Inclusive development paths for healthy Red River landscapes

    Rapid land use changes in the Red River Basin threaten water resources. This project will be working in the Day River Catchment, a Red River distributary important for Hanoi, where most of these problems are manifest. The project will develop equitable and economically viable pathways for the land and water…

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  • Improved watershed practices for hydropower in Mbé River

    It is essential for Gabon to identify sustainable financing mechanisms for the long-term conservation of its protected areas. The development of economic instruments such as Payment for Environmental Services (PES) that take into account the non-market value of ecosystem services is considered one promising response to the challenges of linking…

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  • Water2Invest Regional Demonstrator

    To adapt to a changing climate governments, regional development banks, international donors and investors require information on where adaptation measures are most effective and most feasible in a specific context. To make information more easily accessible to end users, the Climate-KIC innovation project Water2Invest developed an offline and online tool.…

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  • Training in Water Resources Modelling for ARA-Sul

    A Tailor-Made Training on Water Resources Modelling was required to equip the staff of the water agencies in Mozambique (ARAs) with additional knowledge to have a stronger advisory role towards policy and decision makers, and people living in the area. FutureWater provided this training to ARA-Sul and ARA-Norte. This training…

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  • Catchment Study: Water Balance and Allocation Modelling in Rwanda

    In an effort to introduce integrated land and water management, the Government of Rwanda, through Water for Growth Rwanda, commenced the development of catchment plans. FutureWater supported this effort by using the WEAP framework to develop catchment models for four selected demonstration catchments. Subsequently, the WEAP framework was used to…

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  • Climate Cascades

    A few years ago project Climate Cascades was initiated by a consortium consisting of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Utrecht University, VITO (Belgium), and ALTERRA. The project aims at gaining an improved understanding on the effects of climate change on contaminants in the hydrological system.…

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  • Using satellite data for wildfire mitigation

    Wildfire models, that can predict wildfire dispersion, play an important role in mitigating wildfires. In this project FutureWater developed a product that achieved a significant improvement in the spatial representation of environmental factors relevant to the wildfire model that is used in the Netherlands. The Wildfire component of the SVIPE…

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  • GEISEQ: Toolbox for the surveillance and the efficient management of droughts

    The GEISEQ project aims to develop a Decision Support System for Drought Management integrating a set of tools for: a) the detection, surveillance and monitoring of drought periods, b) the prediction and spatial analysis of their potential impacts, and c) supporting users and decision makers on the best and more…

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  • Impacts of climate change and sustainable land management investments on the Upper Tana

    As part of the WISE-UP to Climate project FutureWater evaluated the impacts of climate change on investments in sustainable water and land management in the Thika/Chania watershed. The previously built SWAT model for this area was used to assess the impact of land management interventions under six different climate scenarios.…

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  • Flying Sensors for Ultra-High Resolution Flood Risk Identification at Local Scales

    The outputs of this project can be summarized as providing real time dike and levee information at local scales (up to 10,000 ha) that is collected, analysed and used at the same local scale. The output is divided into two components. First, the Flying Sensor information will be used for…

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  • Development of a Water Allocation Model of the Incomati River Basin

    Two water allocation models were developed in this project as a tool to support policy evaluation and improve strategic and operational decision making procedures of ARA-Sul. WEAP (Water Evaluation And Planning) was chosen as modelling framework. Different scenarios were implemented in WEAP to show the impacts of possible changes and…

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  • CITRUSFLUX: Water and carbon balances in irrigated Citrus agrosystems

    During 5 years, the Agroforestry Engineering department of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) measured the water and carbon fluxes in three Citrus commercial farms located in the Campo de Cartagena (Murcia, Spain) using a combination of field and Eddy-covariance measurements and satellite observations. FutureWater supported this project and carried…

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  • Rainfall input data for hydrological model in the Tana Basin

    The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) carried out hydrological modeling of the Tana Basin and needed improved rainfall datasets for this modeling exercise. FutureWater supported IWMI in preparing improved rainfall forcing based on the CHIRPS dataset.

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  • Central Asia Regional Risk Assessment for Water Related Energy Sector Impacts

    The objective of this study was to support the “Central Asia Regional Energy Sector Vulnerability Study” led by Industrial Economics (IEc) and funded by the World Bank, by carrying out an expanded risk assessment for water availability and water related energy sector impacts in Central Asia. The work built on…

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  • Demonstration of remote sensing information for integrated reservoir management in the Red River Basin in Northern Vietnam

    In 2011 the Vietnamese and Dutch government signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of a Government to Government (G2G) program for improved integrated planning and monitoring of water resources for transboundary water management and disaster risk management. This project was formulated as part of the G2G trajectory towards…

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  • Fresh Water Options Optimization

    This project identified opportunities for innovative solutions that decrease local fresh water shortages in economic vulnerable regions under increasing water stress (droughts, salinization). The project demonstrated the business potential of fresh water solutions for a case study area with intensive agriculture within the Valencia region, Spain. FutureWater’s role in this…

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  • Review Climate Change Hindu-Kush-Himalaya

    FutureWater provided a comprehensive review study on climate change and the impacts on cryosphere, hydrological regimes and glacier lakes in the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra river basins. This review study was done in the context of future hydropower development in the region.

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  • Training in Water Resources and Allocation Models

    A Tailor-Made Training was provided to three ARAs in Mozambique, being ARA-Centro (Beira), ARA-Centro-Norte (Nampula), and ARA-Norte (Pemba). The provided Tailor-Made Training focused on learning to work with a Water Resources and Water Allocation Model, and apply them to a catchment in Mozambique. Emphasis was put on how these tools…

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  • Q fever and physical environmental factors

    There are strong indications that the risk of infection in humans with Q fever depends on physical environmental factors such as warm weather with dry soils and a certain wind. In this study, the influence of these factors, soil type and, in particular, usage and humidity are examined, taking into…

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  • Preliminary Study for a Payment for Watershed Services Scheme

    This project pilots a Payment for Watershed Services (PWS) scheme in the Rwenzori Mountains National Park (RMNP) in Uganda. The goal of the pilot is to study the feasibility of the PWS scheme in the watersheds of the Mubuku and Nyamwamba rivers and supporting nature conservation and a healthy watershed…

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  • Economic assessment of management alternatives in the protected areas of LAG Campoder

    This project aims to advertise about the environmental assets found in the LAG Campoder at the Murcia Region (SE Spain), and to quantify using social and economic techniques the degree in which these assets are perceived by local population. FutureWater is responsible for the characterization and description of three representative…

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  • OWASIS-UK: Observatory of Water Availability – System of Integrated Services

    The main objective of this study is to explore the potential to combine optical and gravity data from Earth Observation with meteorological data, together with innovative in situ sensors, hydrological modelling and crowd sourcing technologies, and the advanced visualization of the information through situation awareness platforms and decision support tools,…

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  • Erosion assessment for Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania

    The purpose of this study is to support The Nature Conservancy in its effort in a first level scoping assessment on erosion levels in the Tuungane project area in Tanzania. Hydrological modelling is used to quantify erosion patterns and its relations with land use and management in a number of…

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  • ASSET: Accounting System for the SEgura river and Transfers

    Semiarid coastal regions, as the Southeastern of Spain in which the Segura River Basin is located, are expected to be more affected by climate change and the resulting aggravation of water scarcity, droughts and desertification than other regions. In this project the interactions between the economy and the hydrological system…

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  • SIRRIMED: Sustainable use of irrigation water in the Mediterranean Region

    SIRRIMED project addressed issues related to sustainable use of water in Mediterranean irrigated agricultural systems, with the overall aim of optimizing irrigation water use. In this project FutureWater was actively involved in the development of a District Information System (DIS) and a Watershed Information System (WIS) for the Campo de…

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  • Water Resources Model for the Kenate Basin in South-Sudan

    As there is an urgent need for informed decision making in ongoing and upcoming land and water resource development plans, the governments of South Sudan and the Netherlands (GoN) initiated a program for the Water Sector in Eastern Equatoria State (ProWasEES). The overall objective of this program is that “Kenate…

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  • Hydrological pre-feasibility assessment for the Romuku hydropower plant, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

    Following the successful development of other hydropower facilities in Indonesia, a new project aims to study the potential of the “Romuku” run-of-river power plant in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. A first step is to undertake a pre-Feasibility Study which will result in a go no-go decision for a more detailed Feasibility…

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  • Online field-scale irrigation management for Romania

    In this project a field-scale irrigation planning and management system was setup and tested. The basis for this system is formed by online in-situ ground data on soil moisture content and hydrological model calculations of the root zone and shallow subsoil. Weather stations and soil moisture sensors were installed at…

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  • Water2Invest: Climate Investment Support Portal

    In this project a web-based service was built from which it is possible to select a country or region on a global map, calculate the current water availability from surface water and groundwater as well as current water demands from the three sectors (agriculture, industry, domestic) and to assess from…

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  • DAISY: Daring Applications & Innovations in sensor SYstems

    This project aimed at the development of a new sensor system, to be built by the end of 2014. This development process was run parallel to the exploration of new applications in the field of agribusiness, food business, and the environment that become possible through the new sensor system. The…

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  • SWIMM: Soil Water evaluation system based on Integrated Measurements and Modelling

    The main objective of the project was to support policy making, under current and future climate conditions, on optimal water management in nature reserve areas, based on uniform and consistent data collection. The project built upon knowledge developed under the “Klimaat voor Ruimte” framework and refined and demonstrated a method,…

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  • Water and Climate Services for transboundary water management and disaster risk management

    During this pilot project the applicability of the in-house developed Drought Monitoring and Impact Assessment Toolbox (DMIAT) and HiP2P rainfall downscaling methodology were demonstrated for the Red River Basin in Vietnam. Furthermore the first steps in developing an integrated product for transboundary water management in the Red River Basin were…

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  • Water Allocation Model Development to Support Decision Making Procedures

    Two water allocation models were developed in this project as a tool to support policy evaluation and improve strategic and operational decision making procedures of ARA-Sul, which is one of the five water management organizations in Mozambique. WEAP (Water Evaluation And Planning) was chosen as modelling framework. Different scenarios were…

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  • Impacts of Climate Change in Uganda on the Water Sector

    Uganda’s 2010–2015 five-year National Development Plan (NDP) recognizes that addressing the challenges of climate change is crucial to enhancing sustainable economic and social development. One of the key aims of the present study is to make an economic and social assessment of climate change impacts on the water sector in…

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  • Climate adaptation Colombia

    The 2011 floods and droughts in the Magdalena river basin triggered the Colombian government and water institutions to enforce the attention given to water security and dike safety. To improve the capacities of Colombia for adaptation of water management to climate change pilot projects were started in one small and…

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  • INTOGENER: Integration of EO data and GNSS-R signals for ENERgy applications

    The need for accurate short and mid-term forecasting of the water flow generated from snowmelt in mountain basins is an important component for water management and hydropower activities. Due to the remoteness and difficult access to basins especially in cold weather conditions, where in-situ snow measurements, water level monitoring and…

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  • Water Planning Tools to Support Water Governance

    ARA-Centro is one of the five regional water management organizations in Mozambique and has to advise on the water availability and the required number of reservoirs that are needed to make the envisioned economic developments possible. For this advisory role, tools are needed like a water allocation model that can…

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  • Gridded Meteorological Datasets and Hydrological Modelling in the Upper Indus Basin

    Understanding of the hydrological regimes in the mountainous Upper Indus basin (UIB) is essential for water resources management in the region. High-resolution gridded meteorological datasets, which capture the spatial variability of precipitation, are critical for modelling the hydrology of high-mountain regions. Improvements to existing gridded datasets using high-elevation station data…

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  • The Nairobi Water Fund: hydrologic modelling and economic valuation of investment options

    In 2013 The Nature Conservancy (TNC) started working to launch the first Water Fund in Africa to restore and protect the condition of the Tana River and improve Nairobi’s water security. Key questions that needed to be answered were “Where and in what activities should the fund invest its money?”…

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  • Green Water Credits demonstration project Algeria

    In cooperation with Algerian partners the “La Mina” basin was selected to demonstrate the potential for Green Water Credits (GWC) in Algeria. GWC can be seen as an investment mechanism for upstream farmers to practice soil and water management activities that generate benefits for downstream water users, which are currently…

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  • Mapping the Potential for Rainwater Harvesting under Various Scenarios

    Identifying areas where rainwater harvesting is a feasible solution is one of the aims of the RAIN Foundation. In 2010 FutureWater and Deltares were asked by RAIN Foundation to develop maps indicating the potential for rainwater harvesting (RWH) for Mali, Senegal and Burkina Faso. FutureWater and Deltares used the same…

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  • Towards a Mekong Delta Portal

    Studies have shown that the Mekong Delta is very vulnerable to floods and droughts, which will intensify due to climate change. Currently, these threats are not adequately monitored and information on such threats is inconsistent and only scattered available. Therefore Vietnam is in need of data sharing systems and advanced…

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  • Green Water Management and Credits Toolkit for China

    Green Water Management & Credits is a concept developed by ISRIC. It allows quantification of water supply and demand, erosion reduction, yield increase, sedimentation amounts, and hydropower production that is needed to calculate the economic costs and benefits of environmental protection measures. In order run this concept in areas, an…

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  • Review of the First Hydroponic Greenhouses Project at Barka, Oman

    In 2012 two Spanish agricultural companies were developing a 12-hectare hydroponic greenhouse project in Barka, Oman. Specific expertise on greenhouses of the FutureWater team was required to review the technical design specifications of the greenhouses. The work highlighted the strong and weaker points of the technical document and suggested modifications…

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  • Development of baseline climate data set and trend analysis in the Mekong River Basin

    In 2013 the Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative of The Mekong River Commission was developing its first report on the status of climate change in the Lower Mekong Basin. An important component of this report would be to provide information on trends in the past climate. For this a detailed…

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  • Food Supply and Demand under Climate Change in the Lower Mekong Basin

    In 2013 the Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative of The Mekong River Commission was developing its first report on the status of climate change in the Lower Mekong Basin. An important component of the Status Report would be the impact of climate change on the agricultural sector and the projected…

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  • Water and Adaptation Interventions in Central and West Asia

    To assess the water resources availability in the Central Asia region under climate change hydrological models were developed for the two major rivers in the region, the Amu Darya and Syr Darya. Capacity building activities were undertaken to develop the capacity in each of the participating countries to use the…

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  • Climate change indicators for Mekong River Commission

    With this study, the Climate Change Adaptation Initiative (CCAI) of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) offers a review of existing monitoring systems and indicators of climate change to improve the understanding of riparian governments, relevant line agencies and others on the status and impacts of climate change. The report should…

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  • Water-Food-Energy Nexus: Towards a widening of the water agenda

    If the world is going to reduce hunger and eradicate poverty in a sustainable way we have to achieve security for water, food and energy simultaneously. The Danish Ministry of Environment – Nature Agency was aware of this and was therefore studying the water-food-energy nexus. To support the Danish Ministry…

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  • Agricultural runoff and urban flooding in Mauritius

    The rural areas of Mauritius are increasingly subject to flooding problems due to the rapid developments that took place over the last decades. In this study the options to reduce peak flows by effectively managing the upstream areas, where in fact the source of the flooding is located, are explored.…

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  • Water availability analysis for the upper Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra river basins

    As part of the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Program (HICAP) ICIMOD has contracted FutureWater to generate climate change and water availability scenarios for the upstream parts of the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra river basins based on a high resolution hydrological model that FutureWater has developed.

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  • Climate Adaptive Drainage

    The concept of Climate Adaptive Drainage is such that regional-scale water managers and local-scale farmers co-operate on the drainage system, in order to use the farm-scale soil system as an optimal water storage system. By using the local-scale soil as a water storage reservoir during rainfall events, current peak discharges…

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  • Assessing the effects of farm-level irrigation modernization on water availability and crop yields

    Egypt is modernizing its irrigation systems and management practices from supply-based to demand-based irrigation water supply. The expected result is that farmers will take in less irrigation water, as they are assured that water is continuously available. During this project, the consequence of changing from supply-based irrigation to demand-based irrigation…

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  • Addressing Climate Vulnerability of Africa’s Infrastructure

    Climate change is expected to have important implications of the cost, design standards and location of Africa's infrastructure projects. Since what climate will actually occur will remain largely uncertain in the foreseeable future, the challenge is to develop decision making frameworks capable of leading to investment decisions that are “desirable”…

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  • Mainstream climate change adaptation and mitigation into agriculture in the Southern Caucasus

    This study contributes to the agriculture sector climate change impact assessment and adaptation and mitigation strategy identification and evaluation. The study encompasses the three countries of the Southern Caucasus region: Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The project also includes components for capacity building among in-country staff, and support of the World…

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  • Spatial and temporal rainfall variability in the Tungurahua province of Ecuador

    Accurate information on spatial rainfall patterns is crucial for many hydrological applications and for water resources planning. For the Water Resources Management Planning Program of the Provincial Government of Tungurahua in Ecuador this information is required to design appropriate and sustainable strategies for agricultural water management in the area and…

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  • High-resolution versus coarse-resolution remote sensing images in crop yield forecasting

    The objective of this project was to evaluate the added value of high-resolution above coarse-resolution remote sensing images in crop yield forecasting. This is especially relevant if the focus is on small-scale farming where the distribution of crop types is often extremely heterogeneous. For this study the Soil-Water-Atmosphere-Plant (SWAP) model…

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  • Assessment of the Irrigation Potential in Nile Countries in Central Africa

    In order to fill gaps in the Nile Basin Initiative and member country information bases on agricultural water use the irrigation potential of seven Nile countries was assessed. This project consisted of several consecutive steps, in which hydrological modelling, the use of remote sensed data, ArcGIS analyses, consultation workshops and…

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  • CEOP-AEGIS: Hydrology and meteorology of the Tibetan Plateau

    This project delivered a prototype Water Balance Monitoring System (WBMS) and a three-year data set including observations of the water balance terms of the Tibetan Plateau on weekly and monthly basis. These observations contributed to clarifying the role of Plateau hydrology in the onset and intensity of the Asian Monsoon…

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  • REDSIM: Farm information and advisory systems for deficit irrigation management

    REDSIM was a pilot project carried out within the framework of the “Halting Desertification in Europe” program of the European Commission. REDSIM addressed the topics “Water savings/water efficiency measures’ and ‘alternative forms of irrigation’. The full project title is “Remote-sensing based DSS for Sustainable drought-adapted Irrigation Management” (REDSIM). The target…

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  • DMIAT: Drought Monitoring and Impact Assessment Toolbox for Vietnam

    In this project a Drought Monitoring and Impact Assessment Toolbox (DMIAT) was developed for Vietnam in order to support their drought policy. A DMIAT is a combination of remote sensing, models, and decision trees. The DMIAT will help Vietnam to better understand past and current droughts, and how to act…

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  • The Middle East and North Africa Regional Water Outlook

    The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is considered the most water-scarce region of the world. Water investments absorb large amounts of public funds, which could often be used more efficiently elsewhere. The need for alternative and improved water management options is therefore urgently needed, but a clear overview…

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  • Monitoring of Glacier, Climate and Runoff in the Hindu – Kush Himalayan Mountains

    For this project a review was conducted of current state of knowledge in (i) climate change datasets and downscaling used for glacier and high mountain modelling, (ii) glacier and snow contribution to river runoff in the Hindu – Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, (iii) hydrological modelling studies used for glacier and…

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  • Hydrological impact of Green Water Credits measures in the Sebou Basin in Morocco

    Green Water Credits (GWC) can be seen as an investment mechanism for upstream farmers to practice soil and water management activities that generate benefits for downstream water users, which are currently unrecognized and unrewarded. The GWC methodology was applied to the Sebou river basin. Data was gathered, prepared and verified…

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  • Erosion and reservoir sedimentation in Tana basin, Kenya

    In this project an assessment of the soil erosion and sediment loads in Upper Tana Catchment areas was undertaken and the impact of sediment deposition on the reservoir capacities of the principal dams was estimated. A physiographical baseline was established through an intensive monitoring campaign of flow and sediment loads…

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  • Green Water Credits Mechanism to support sustainable water use in Africa

    Green Water Credits can be seen as an investment mechanism for upstream farmers to practice soil and water management activities that generate benefits for downstream water users, which are currently unrecognized and unrewarded. FutureWater coordinated and carried out the biophysical assessment that quantified the impact of Green Water Credits practices…

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  • Vulnerability to Climate Change in Agricultural Systems in Europe and Central Asia

    To estimate the potential physical impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector of Albania and Uzbekistan a quantitative analysis at the agro-ecological zone level was carried out. Combined with an assessment of the country’s existing adaptive capacity, this provided a baseline estimate of vulnerability to climate change in the…

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  • Hydrological seasonal forecasts in mountaineous basins

    This project focused on the hydrology and cryosphere of the Himalayas and dealt with the influence of snow cover of the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau on Asian monsoon dynamics, and the possibility to forecast the strength of the monsoon and the hydrological effects in downstream areas.

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  • Development of agriculture in the Gambella region, Ethiopia

    Karuturi Ltd. obtained land in Ethiopia and started the development of two farms: Bako (~10,000 ha) and Gambella (~130,000 ha). In this project a plan for an integrated agricultural water management strategy was developed for both farms.

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  • Bias Correction for Satellite Precipitation Estimation used by the MRC Mekong Flood Forecasting System

    The Regional Flood Management and Mitigation Centre (RFMMC) has been established in Phnom Penh, Cambodia under the umbrella of the Mekong River Commission (MRC). One of the main objectives of the RFMMC is to establish an improved, robust and reliable flood forecasting system for short and especially medium-term forecast periods.…

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  • Impacts of Global Climate Change on the Water Resources of the Bunyala plains, Kenya

    In this project an Integrated Water Resource Management Planning Tool for improved planning and management of sustainable food and sustainable livelihoods for the Bunyala flood plains of western Kenya was developed together with training materials for technical support in the maintenance and implementation of the planning tool and the facilitation…

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  • Food and Water Research Themes

    This study was carried out for the The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and provided an overview of recent and emerging developments in the research areas “Food and Water”. Furthermore the potential of these research themes for scientific breakthroughs, political impact and suitability for the German water community…

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  • Climate Change and Hydropower, Impact and Adaptation Costs: Case Study Kenya

    A rapid assessment on the impact of climate change on hydropower generation in the Tana basin in Kenya using the WEAP (Water Evaluation And Planning tool) approach was performed. The approach applied here to use a minimum and maximum climate change projection, provided decision makers with a range of options…

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  • Needs Assessment of Future ESA Satellites for Water Management in Southern Europe

    At the beginning of the 21st century various tools based on Remote Sensing (RS) techniques from satellites to assist land management were developed. Yet, there were no real products dedicated for water management applications. However, around 2005 an increasing number of Remotely Sensed datasets and algorithms relevant to water managers…

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  • Nile Basin Data Base Development

    The Nile Basin Decision Support System (NBI-DSS) will provide the necessary knowledge base and analytical tools to support the planning of cooperative joint projects and the management of the shared Nile Basin water resources. FutureWater was asked to support this NBI-DSS and to undertake preliminary data collection and compilation. The…

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  • Application of Remote Sensing in National Water Plans: Demonstration cases for Egypt, Saudi-Arabia and Tunisia

    In the Middle-East, where water is extremely scarce national water plans are considered as a means to improved water resources planning, but the plans are often based on limited information and data and are always very much focused on water in rivers and groundwater, rather than considering all the components…

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  • Scenario based water resources model to support policy making

    Appropriate planning in water resources, and more specifically in irrigation, is becoming increasingly important. However, policy makers and planners are often constrained by insufficient knowledge and tools to evaluate the consequences of alternative interventions. To illuminate these issues, a scenario-based policy oriented demonstration model was developed. The model focuses on…

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  • Irrigation Potential Lake Victoria, Tanzania

    A study was undertaken to evaluate and rank five potential irrigation schemes in the Tanzania part of the Lake Victoria Basin. The study focused on the following five thematic areas: (i) land suitability, (ii) water resources assessment, (iii) water requirements, (iv) environmental considerations, and (v) institutional aspects.

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  • Groundwater Management and Exploration Package, Northern China

    In northern China, groundwater depletion reached catastrophic levels. Therefore, the Chinese government was looking for improved groundwater assessment and management tools. The GMEP (Groundwater Management and Exploration Package) project demonstrated that better observation and planning tools can assist decision makers. Focus of the project was on the Yellow River Basin…

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  • Climate change and water quality

    In discussions on the various effects of climate change, effects on water quality often get little attention. This study contributed to an increased awareness on the water quality aspects of climate change by giving an overview of the current knowledge on the relation between climate change and water quality and…

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  • Controllable weir in the Olstertocht River

    This study investigated if the possibility for upstream water retention would increase significantly with the construction of a controllable weir in the Olstertoch river. The input data and results of a previous water retention suitability analysis were evaluated and compared to expert knowledge. The methodology of the previous suitability analysis…

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  • Determination of surface water evaporation

    In this project the suitability of five methods for calculating surface water evaporation was evaluated for the province of Friesland.

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