The first online edition of HydroNET Live was a great success. We would like to thank all speakers who have made an important substantive contribution, host of the day Maurits Voogt for the energy and positive atmosphere and of course all those present for their input and enthusiasm!

HydroNET Live goes digital!

After two successful HydroNET Live events in Amersfoort, HydroNET Live opens up to the world and goes digital! The digital edition gives all HydroNET users worldwide the opportunity to join, as well as other interested parties. Meet other water managers during this online event and learn from them, get inspired and impressed by their stories, and share your knowledge and experiences with people from all over the world.

Knowledge driven water management solutions

Since its first launch in 2005, HydroNET has evolved to a widely used web-based decision support platform. Every day, HydroNET is operationally used for a wide variety of applications by users in four continents. HydroNET provides knowledge driven water management solutions all over the world.

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The digital edition

HydroNET LIVE will consist of three plenary sessions with focus on urban water management, fresh water availability and flood management. These sessions are embedded in a continuous program with lots of room to mingle, network and share and discuss your latest insights. The program will contain stories from Australia, Colombia, Eswatini, Germany, Ireland, South Africa and the Netherlands. Because of this international character of HydroNET Live, the main language of the event will be English.

Themes

    Program

    HydroNET Live will consist of three plenary theme-blocks. Each block will start with a short introduction from one of the HydroLogic directors and a key-note presentation of 20 minutes, followed by presentations of different use cases. Between the three theme blocks, you will have the opportunity for networking.

    Urban Water Management:
    9:00 NL/SA time
    17:00 AU time
    02:00 CO time
    03:00 US time
    Fresh Water Availability:
    11:30 NL/SA time
    19:30 AU time
    04:30 CO time
    05:30 US time
    Flood Management:
    14:00 NL/SA time
    22:00 AU time
    07:00 CO time
    08:00 US time

    NL (Netherlands) / SA (South Africa) time = timezone UTC +2
    AU (Australia) time = timezone UTC + 10
    CO (Colombia) time = timezone UTC – 5
    US (USA) time = timezone UTC – 4

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    • The Netherlands

      Your host for the day

      As host Maurits will facilitate HydroNET Live 2022.

    • Arnold Lobbrecht
      Kick-off
      The Netherlands

      Welcome - Knowledge driven water management

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      Welcome and opening of HydroNET live 2022 by Arnold Lobbrecht, director of Hydrologic.
      After years of data- and information-driven water management the next step is a knowledge-driven approach, which combines data science, knowledge of environmental processes and knowledge from water management practice.

    • Main story
      Urban water management
      Australia

      Urban Drainage Visualisation using HydroNET

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      How we plan to use HydroNET to interface with our online systems enabling sharing of real-time, forecast and CCTV data sets with the business and externally to other agencies for managing floods, planning for IWM, Smart Cities, WSUD and other needs.

       

    • User story
      Urban water management
      South-Africa

      Application of HydroNET to enhance water resources management decision making within Inkomati-Usuthu Water Management Area

    • User story
      Urban water management
      The Netherlands

      Forecasting extreme precipitation in The Netherlands

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      In a changing climate, extreme precipitation events occur more and more often causing local flooding and severe damage. The floods of 13-15 July 2021 in south-Limburg (The Netherlands) and neighboring areas in Germany and Belgium are the most recent example of this. Together with KNMI, Weather Impact developed a forecasting and warning system for extreme precipitation in HydroNET tailored towards Dutch governmental organizations, such as water boards and municipalities. Using the latest developments in nowcasting and stochastic forecasting we generate the risk of extreme precipitation occurring for 2-hour, 48-hour, and 1-week time frames. During the summer of 2021, the warning system was extensively tested together with 17 organizations.

    • User story
      Urban water management
      The Netherlands

      Operational forecasting and alert service for flooding- W2O

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      Water boards and municipalities are looking for climate-adaptive services to provide them with better, faster and more accurate information about weather extremes, such as the risk of flooding due to heavy showers. Weather Impact has been working on a warning system for extreme precipitation, an application built in HydroNET. To make the translation of the probability of extreme precipitation to the probability of flooding in a certain area, we now collaborate with Hydrologic to develop the ‘Waarschuwing voor Water Overlast’ (W2O) service, a new innovative information product. With this flooding alert service an organization is supported in making the right decisions and they can take timely precautions to prevent further damage.

    • User story
      Urban water management
      The Netherlands

      SCOREwater – Use of data and technology for climate adaptation

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      Torsten Kooistra and Huug Meijer from the municipality of Amersfoort will tell more about the project SCOREwater. In this H2020 project, partners from Götenborg, Barcelona and Amersfoort are working together on the further development and deployment of (technological) solutions related to climate adaptation. One of these solutions is the flood early warning system developed by HydroLogic: this system and its application will be explained in more detail during the presentation.

    • User story
      Urban water management
      Australia

      Goulburn Broken Flood Intelligence Portal

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      Provide insight into the driver/needs for the Portal, the expected requirements, and brief look at its architecture and functionality.

    • HydroNET theme vision
      Fresh water availability
      The Netherlands

      Smart water management solutions for climateproof fresh water availability

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      This presentation discusses the importance of smart water management solutions for maintaining our freshwater supply in the long term. Using high-quality information, reliable models and smart algorithms is essential, with rising sea levels, increasing water demand and decreasing river discharges. A number of examples are shown of digital solutions that are already effective in current practice in the national freshwater supply.

    • Main story
      Fresh water availability
      Eswatini

      Assisting Eswatini to make meaningful water use decisions through the HydroNET platform

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      Eswatini has an agro-based economy, with almost 95% of the available water resources used for irrigation. In the advent of climate change, water availability is increasingly becoming a concern. Studies project that by 2025, Eswatini will experience a water demand deficit of approximately 26%.  There is therefore a pressing need for innovative strategies to support efficient water use and ensuring equitable water distribution.

      Under the Dutch Blue Deal Programme, a partnership has been forged to develop innovative data provision platforms connecting all stakeholders in the water and food value chain.  From high-level water managers to the farmers on the ground, decision support is being improved through data generation via the HydroNET platform. HydroNET is used to link with existing operational databases to empower users and managers in making weather ready and climate smart decisions for sustainably managing Eswatini’s scarce water resources.

      The HydroNET platform will improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers through empowering them with user-friendly, customized information to optimize the use of available water. To date, it also empowers water management institutions by providing tools to monitor water availability and optimally distributing the available water amongst the users. Once complete, this tool will increase transparency by providing information on water availability and actual use, empowering users to make well informed decisions on daily farm operations and investments to optimize their productivity.  More interaction between farmers and water managers will foster greater trust and mutual understanding increasing the likelihood of changing wasteful behavior and providing farmers with an opportunity to grow from subsistence into commercial farming.

    • User story
      Fresh water availability
      South-Africa

      Determining irrigated volumes on farm level using incremental evaporation

    • User story
      Fresh water availability
      Italy

      Knowledge driven agricultural water management through new technologies and innovations

    • User story
      Fresh water availability
      The Netherlands

      The use of water balance in regional water management

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      In the last decade, the availability of monitoring data has improved enormously. Nowadays high resolution and high quality information is available real-time. Especially remote sensing based data-products such as precipitation, evapotranspiration and soil moisture conditions became available for water managers. The combination of these can generate a ‘real-time regional water balance’. This gives new possibilities for regional water management. Some examples and opportunities will be discussed in the presentation.

    • User story
      Fresh water availability
      Australia

      The role of hydrometric information tools in managing and communicating delivery of water for the environment in the Goulburn River.

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      Delivery of water for the environment is critical for maintaining and improving the health of the Goulburn River in Australia. In this presentation I will describe how delivery of Water for the Environment is improving the ecology of the River and surrounding floodplain. The role of HydroNET and display of hydrometric data, and how it helps the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority manage and communicate the use of water for the environment will also be shown.

    • User story
      Fresh water availability
      South-Africa

      The national roll-out of HydroNET to support South Africa's Catchment Management Agencies

    • User story
      Fresh water availability
      The Netherlands

      Fresh Water Availability: Water Management in the Netherlands on Operational, Tactical and Strategic level

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      The low lying Delta of the Netherlands comprises one of the most heavily engineered water systems in the world. On one hand, this engineering consists, for example, of physical measures to protect the country from flooding and water scarcity.  On the other hand, this engineering is increasingly taking shape in the information domain. The Dutch national fresh water management strategy is based on optimizing the availability of fresh water in times of imminent scarcity by means of dynamically maintaining strategic buffer zones. The objective is to allocate fresh water resources where and when they are most needed given the (forecasted) circumstances of water supply and demand. Such a strategy requires reliable, accurate information on the water supply, demand, and impacts of decision. It also requires joint decision taking, based on this information.

      This talk will illustrate the central role of information in the Dutch fresh water strategy on various levels of abstraction: day to day operation, mid-term tactics and long-term strategy.

    • User story
      Fresh water availability
      The Netherlands

      How to keep fresh water in the Dutch Delta? Case study Hollandsche IJssel

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      Even in a relatively wet country like the Netherlands we have to deal with salinization in our fresh water sources. One of the waterbodies that is used as a fresh water source but which is prone to salinization is the Hollandsche Ijssel. During the last six years Rijkswaterstaat and the waterboards worked together to improve our operational strategy, so that salinization in the Hollandsche Ijssel can be prevented as much as possible. This requires intensive collaboration in which all organizations work collectively. To make this possible the involved organizations share data and recently developed knowledge in HydroNet.

    • HydroNET theme vision
      Flood management
      The Netherlands

      Effective knowledge driven solutions for managing floods

    • Main story
      Flood management
      The Netherlands

      Decision support system Vidente 1.0 with HydroNET

      Vidente 1.0 is a decision support system which provides crucial information for the regional water authority Hoogheemraadschap De Stichtse Rijnlanden. In the back end it runs hydrological forecasting models with the use of Delft-FEWS and connects to various internal and external data sources. The HydroNET platform connects to this back end and shows standardizes dashboards and graphs for water managers.

    • User story
      Flood management
      Ireland

      The use of The Water Control Room for Flood and Drought Emergencies in Ireland

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      The presentation will outline how the OPW use the Water Control Room to monitor water levels nationwide during drought and flood emergencies. It will show how the mapping capability is used to report to government on emerging flood situations and how this is used to improve high flow measurements at gauge locations in Ireland

    • User story
      Flood management
      The Netherlands

      Esri and HydroLogic cooperate on a robust information supply

    • Flood management
      User story
      The Netherlands

      HydroNET ArcGIS collaboration example - dashboard dike monitoring

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      In this presentation I will show an example on how HydroNET is cooperating with the ArcGIS platform to provide dike managers from the waterboard Drents Overijsselse Delta with accurate, customized and current data. With the developed dashboard the dike managers are able to manage and execute their tasks during above average waterlevels caused by either local precipitation, storm surges or large discharges on the Dutch larger rivers.

    • User story
      Flood management
      The Netherlands

      Managing up to 900 flood prevention action in time

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      Within the control area of regional waterboard “Waterschap Limburg” there is a part of the catchment of the Maas. The Maas is mainly fed by rain which causes high fluctuations in discharge during a year. To prevent area’s from flooding, Waterschap Limburg has to close up to 900 flood prevention constructions. How do you close these on time, and in the right order? A climpse into the automated script for floodprevention actions of Waterschap Limburg.

    • Nadine Slootjes
      User story
      Flood management
      The Netherlands

      WaterCONNECT – access to reliable data, simulation models, forecasts and dashboards in support of decision-making processes for water management

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      The WaterCONNECT initiaters HydroNET and Deltares involve international partners from private, public and research organisations to co-create local and customised solutions empowering water professionals to make better decisions. All these services are available in an online Water Control Room. This way, WaterCONNECT is helping to ensure precious water resources are sustainably managed in a water-safe environment and with sufficient clean water for us all.
      In this presentation Nadine will explain more about the WaterCONNECT initiative.

    • Saúl Buitrago
      User story
      Flood management
      Colombia

      HERMANA: A tool for integrated water management. Experiences in Valle del Cauca Valley in Colombia

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      HERMANA is an online water control platform that enables Valle del Cauca Regional Environmental Authority (Colombia) to manage and monitor water resources in the region. The presentation will give a glance at the process behind the co-development of the system between the professionals of the Environmental Authority and the development team, as well as, how they are currently using the platform.

    • User story
      Flood management
      South-Africa

      How Gauteng Provincial Disaster Management Centre utilizes HydroNET Weather Information to enhance its preparedness and response capabilities

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      Gauteng province is constantly threatened by hazards of natural, technological and environmental origin. It is increasingly exposed to the devastating effects of a range of severe hydro-meteorological events such as flooding and other severe weather events. The presentation will show how we have used HydroNET weather portal to gain insight on real time and historical severe weather information for any location in the Gauteng province. The information is displayed in user friendly graphs and dashboards which is shared with stakeholders. This allows the disaster management services to enhance its preparedness and response capabilities.

    Why attending HydroNET Live?

    • Meet colleagues from all over the world

    • Learn more about integrated water management

    • Learn more about how other water managers use HydroNET

    • Experience how HydroNET can be of added value to your organization

    • Get to know the people from HydroLogic

    • Learn from inspirational speakers

    • Participation is free of charge

    • Venue: online

     

    An impression of previous HydroNET Live editions