News in 2012

Final successful presentation of the REDSIM project in Brussels

The DG-Environment of the European Commission organized a meeting in Brussels, in which the 4 pilot projects launched in 2011, including REDSIM, showed and discussed their final results with the European officers. The goal of the meeting was to provide input for the Blueprint to safeguard waters in Europe, of which a policy document has […]

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A study on the use of high-resolution vs. coarse-resolution satellite imagery in crop yield forecasting

FutureWater has started a project that evaluates the added value of high-resolution satellite imagery above coarse resolution satellite imagery in crop yield forecasting. FutureWater undertakes this project in collaboration with the Soil Physics and Land Management Group of Wageningen University and eLeaf. This project is commissioned by CCAFS and funded by CIAT. The question of […]

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Started a study on rainfall variability in province of Ecuador

FutureWater just started a study on the spatial and temporal variability of rainfall in the catchments of a province in Ecuador. In this area there are currently large data gaps and no detailed information exists on the principal component of the water balance. Besides, especially in the high mountain areas (moorland) there are hardly any […]

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Green Water Management and Credits Toolkit for China

In June 2012, a consortium of ISRIC, FutureWater, and Nelen en Schuurmans won the project, financed by Partners for Water. 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 […]

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Towards a Mekong Delta Portal

In a consortium led by Nelen & Schuurmans, the following consortium partners will work together on the Partners for Water subsidized project “Towards a Mekong Delta Portal”: Nelen & Schuurmans, FutureWater, Deltaris, DHV, and InTech. In this pilot project an integrated information portal of the river basins in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta is developed, implemented […]

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Hydrological flow forecasting in Chile

In the frame of the ESA Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) programme (ARTES element 20), FutureWater participates in a project aiming at developing an operational hydrological flow forecasting system for two pilot catchments with hydropower facilities in Chile. In a consortium led by Starlab, FutureWater is responsible for the integration of remote sensing data and in […]

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FutureWater opens office in Spain

A new FutureWater office was opened in Spain in February 2012. It was launched together with several researchers from the Technical University of Cartagena. After several months of preparation, this FutureWater branch was set up very recently, with both Dutch and Spanish participation. The office will be in the city of Cartagena, in the Murcia […]

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Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme

Within the framework of the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) coordinated by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), FutureWater has started an assessment of future water availability scenarios for the upstream Indus, Brahmaputra and Ganges basins. The HICAP programme focuses on seven components: 1. Climate change scenarios 2. Water availability and demand […]

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Green Water Credits Proof of Concepts workshop in Fèz, Morocco

During 12-16 December 2011, FutureWater was in Fèz for a workshop to finalize the Proof-of-Concepts phase of the Green Water Credits (GWC) project in the Sebou River basin, Morocco. Green Water Credits is a mechanism for payments to land users in return for specified soil and water management activities that determine the water supply to […]

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