Amelia Fernández MSc. holds a BSc. In Telecommunications Systems Engineering and a MSc. In Telecommunications Engineering from Polytechnical University of Cartagena, Spain. Taking advantage of the wide range of possible applications of Telecommunications, she had been focused during her study on trying to use remote sensing for solving real problems and challenges related to Climate Change and Earth Observation.
Amelia has developed expertise in geospatial analysis, software development and forecasting tools for supporting sustainable water resources management and developing climate adaptation strategies.In addition, she has designed and delivered training programs in countries such as Zambia and Pakistan for well-known institutions as NUFFIC (the Netherlands) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO).
Highly productive berry farms and water scarcity are causing conflicts with the environmental assets and values of the Doñana National Park, Spain. There is growing interest in the agricultural sector to reverse this situation by implementing a water stewardship program. A catchment assessment is needed to produce baseline information to…
The MAGDA project aims at providing an integrated – but modular – system to provide severe weather forecasts and irrigation advisories enhanced by means of various satellite-borne, drone-borne and ground-based weather-observing technologies. The main applications will be in providing both warnings about severe weather that could affect crops and irrigation…
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Pakistan has recently secured Green Climate Fund (GCF) funds for increasing the climate resilience of agriculture and water management in the Indus Basin. Given the region’s climate vulnerability, it is critical to improve information services and build the country’s…
The SOS-Water Project endeavours to set out the boundaries within which the Earth’s capacity to provide life-support systems for humanity is not endangered, and humanity’s capacity to adapt to environmental changes is not overburdened. Crossing such thresholds or tipping points in the complex Earth system could result in abrupt and…
This tailor-made training, funded by Nuffic and requested by the staff of the The Ministry of Agriculture of the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), aims to help improving soil water management and crop productivity at the national level. The training focuses on building capacity of participants in accessing…
HiFarm: Data Driven Agricultural Intensification Pilot Program for Maize, Coffee and Tea Farmers in Kenya
The eco.business Fund, in partnership with FutureWater and Export Trading Group (ETG), one of the largest integrated agricultural supply chain managers and processors in sub-Saharan Africa, has launched a pilot project in Kenya for data-driven agricultural intensification. This project aims to improve farmer productivity and profitability whilst enhancing the environmental…
InfoSequia-4CAST: Forecasting and Quantifying Risks of Crop and Water Supply Failures Using Machine Learning and Remote Sensing
InfoSequia-4CAST combines historical and up-to-date observations of satellite-based meteorological and agricultural drought indices with climate variability indices, to generate seasonal outlooks of water supply and crop yield failure alerts. These impact-based indicators are computed using a simple, robust and easily understandable statistical forecasting-modelling framework. By making use of multi-sensor, state-of-the…
The project has as its overall aim to increase climate resilient agricultural productivity and food security, with a specific objective to increase the water productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers in Mozambique, prioritizing small (family sector) farmers to increase food and nutritional security. This project will demonstrate what the best…
TWIGA: Transforming Weather Water data into value-added Information services for sustainable Growth in Africa
TWIGA aims to provide actionable geo-information on weather, water, and climate in Africa through innovative combinations of new in situ sensors and satellite-based geo-data. With the foreseen new services, TWIGA expects to reach twelve million people within the four years of the project, based on sustainable business models. The TWIGA…
2023 - Technical report
Water balance simulations
Verschuren, L., et al.
2023 - FutureWater Report 234
InfoSequia-4CAST: Water Supply Pilot Case.
Contreras, S., A. Fernández, J.E. Hunink, G. Simons
2023 - FutureWater Report 235
InfoSequia-4CAST: Crop Yield Pilot Case.
Contreras, S., A. Fernández, Alicja Grudnowska, M. Wens, Simons, G.
2023 - Technical report
G3P-GDI InfoSequia integration and evaluation report
Contreras, S., Fernández, A.
2022 - FutureWater Report 234
InfoSequia-4CAST: Report on InfoSequia-4CAST Development
Contreras, S., G. Guimarães, A. Fernández, S. Khanal, G.W.H. Simons
2022 - FutureWater Report 235
InfoSequia-4CAST: Report on InfoSequia Monitor Upgrading
Contreras, S., C. Nolet, S. Khanal, A. Fernández, G.W.H. Simons
2021 - FutureWater Report 230
InfoSequia-4CAST: Risk Assessment and Mitigation Plan
Contreras, S., G.W.H. Simons, A. Fernández
2021 - FutureWater Report 229
InfoSequia-4CAST: Action Plan for Developing and Testing
Contreras, S., A. Fernández, G. Guimarães, G.W.H. Simons
2021 - FutureWater Report 228
InfoSequia-4CAST: Baseline Design Report
Contreras, S., G. Guimarães, G.W.H. Simons, C. Nolet, J.Beard, S. Khanal, A. Fernández