FutureWater provides high quality research and consulting services throughout the world, combining scientific research with practical solutions for water resources management. WaterMaps is the web portal where FutureWater brings together its geospatial data products derived from numerous projects and (operational) services from around the globe. It offers a steadily growing collection of gridded outputs from a wide range of water-related projects and services, that can be interactively explored by browsing the map. The geospatial analysis and information products provided by WaterMaps are used to assess impacts related to floods, droughts, irrigation, hydropower, and food production.

FutureWater applications

FutureWater uses state-of-the-art, open-source quantitative methods to inform decision making for current and future water resources challenges. WaterMaps is a visualization tool that has been developed to provide easy access to gridded model results and spatial data products, obtained from projects that address challenges related to:

  • Agriculture
  • Climate Change
  • Flying Sensors
  • Hydrology
  • Soil hydraulic properties
  • Water Scarcity

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    The PROMAC II project is an ongoing project of NCBA Clusa introducing conservation farming practices to various locations in the Manica, Tete and Zambezia provinces, with the objective to increase agricultural productivity. This project incorporates flying sensor activities in the PROMAC II project as a M&E indicator of the practices...

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