FutureWater organizes tailer-made training in Kenya on crop models and remote sensing for water management in agricultural systems

FutureWater, HiView and ThirdEye Kenya have partnered with Egerton University (Crops, Horticulture & Soils Department) to conduct a tailor-made training on ‘Crop models and remote sensing for water management in agricultural systems’. This training project is funded by the NUFFIC – TMT program. Aim of the training The training will enhance capacity of Egerton educational…

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FutureWater and HiView give lectures on the use of flying sensors

Last week FutureWater, together with its partner HiView, gave 2 days of lectures at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, which partners with UNESCO. As part of their master degree, around 10 students were taught on the theory behind flying sensors (also known as drones), the different types of applications and how to use them…

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New project awarded to increase water efficiency in palm oil in Colombia

Source: Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food-Quality Water efficiency in the palm oil sector is one of the prioritized topics for the coming years and is a cornerstone of the bilateral agenda on circular agriculture of the Dutch Embassy in Colombia. As part of the Partners for Water program, a project has been initiated…

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Mavo Diami: Drought Driver of Change for Angola

Source: Netherlands Space Office (NSO) The United Nations reminds us of two major effects of climate change every June 17th: desertification and drought. Especially in Africa, where it means food insecurity for at least 45 million people (source UN). In Angola, a consortium of Dutch organisations is working with the Government to introduce climate-smart technologies…

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Publication of Mekong State Of the Basin Report with substantial FutureWater contribution

Last week, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) released the latest Mekong State Of the Basin Report (SOBR), which is MRC’s flagship knowledge and impact monitoring product. The SOBR provides information on the current status and trends of water and related resources in the Mekong Basin. Key strategic recommendations are provided for uptake in the MRC…

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Scientific field campaign to estimate evapotranspiration at field scale in Ghana

During the last week of August, FutureWater and HiView joined TU Delft and local partners for a scientific field campaign at Nyankpale-Tamale in the northern part of Ghana. This was possible as part of the Horizon 2020 project TWIGA, Transforming Weather Water data into value-added Information services for sustainable Growth in Africa. Hosted by the…

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Modelling training provided to representatives from Madagascar

Futurewater has organized a two-week workshop (from 16 to 30 July) to provide hands-on training in relation to a modelling platform (LANDSIM-R) developed part of its activities undertaken for the LAUREL project. The prototype focuses on simulating hydrological and erosion processes at the regional scale and is provided as a toolbox grouping input data and…

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HERMANA launched for sustainable water management in Colombia

Press release The Valle del Cauca, in the western part of Colombia, is the country’s third-largest economy. The valley does have a lot of surface water and groundwater available, but sustainable use of these water resources is frequently under strain. Sugar cane is an important source of income. It is also a crop type that…

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Millions of farmers depend on meltwater from Himalaya glaciers

Last month new research showed that in the past 20 years, glaciers in the Himalaya were melting at a higher rate than in years before. Crop production and livelihoods of around 129 million farmers depend on meltwater from these glaciers. This is shown by an international group of researchers, including FutureWater team members, in a…

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Rwandese experts visit the Netherlands for a training on water management

This week a team of experts from the Rwandese government visited the Netherlands to learn from the Dutch water authorities about their experience on water management. The focus was on peat dikes, as this mission was embedded in a joint effort of the Rwandese and Dutch government to improve the flood safety and water security…

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