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Making SENSE of the Water value chain with Copernicus Earth Observation, models and in-situ data

Project description

Mapping global water availability and compliance to optimise use

Freshwater scarcity is expected to severely affect global food security in the upcoming years. Wise water distribution is now a priority. The EU-funded WaterSENSE project will address the immediate action required for documenting water availability and optimising its use by providing relevant mapping services at a global level. Information outputs combining Earth observation methods, hydrological models and local data will be widely accessible. Another add-on value of the project will be a ‘water auditing’ service, monitoring local use compliance against regulations and water rights. Initial applications will take place in Australia, the Netherlands and South Africa. Upscaling of WaterSENSE information services is anticipated with the use of advanced features like big data processing algorithms.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management/irrigation
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/machine learning

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2019
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ELEAF BV
Address
Hesselink Van Suchtelenweg 6
6703 CT Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 596 900

Participants (6)

HYDROLOGIC RESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 428 500
Address
Westvest 41
2611 AZ Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WATER TECHNOLOGY PTY LTD
Australia
EU contribution
€ 293 500
Address
15 Business Park Drive
3168 Notting Hill
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HIDROMOD MODELACAO EM ENGENHARIA LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 260 875
Address
Rua Rui Teles Palhinha Piso 1 4
2740 278 Porto Salvo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Australia
EU contribution
€ 240 712,50
Address
Camperdown Campus Arundel St 71/79
2006 Sydney
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HYDRO & METEO GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 111 250
Address
Breite Strasse 6-8
23552 Lubeck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOORT HARMANNUS, CONRADUS PIETER
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 67 437,36
Address
Oostelijke Handelskade 831
1019 BW Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)