FEWS news 2018, issue 3, News from the community

The Dutch User meeting on Emerging Technologies

The 12th Dutch meeting of the Delft-FEWS user day successfully took place in June as part of the Dutch Software Days 2018 at Deltares. This year’s theme was on emerging technologies. More than 60 participants from various organisations in the Dutch water sector were present, including the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water, Dutch water authorities, consultants and knowledge institutes.

Arnold Dekker, the key-note speaker (director SatDek, professor at the Australian National University and The University of Queensland and Science Fellow at CSIRO) kicked off the 2018 session with an inspiring presentation on the many applications and scientific possibilities from using earth observation. Furthermore - during the morning session - the various presenters gave stimulating lectures on the links and interactions between Delft-FEWS and emerging technologies such as new types of data services, smart water management, and data assimilation and business Intelligence. Our annually recurring topic regarding new developments in Delft-FEWS was of course also part of the program!

The interactive sessions in the afternoon concentrated on how participants can use these new technologies in practice with a special focus on new developments in Delft-FEWS and the connection to Delft-FEWS web services. Also the successful implementation of an automated emergency response system based on HydroNet – Delft-FEWS was presented. Our moderators concluded with a round-up of the day’s events and highlights, noticing amongst other things that demand for data from Delft-FEWS are continually increasing while institutional strength and cooperation is required to properly manage and scientifically exploit emerging tech.

We look back with pride at a very successful user meeting, with not only knowledge being exchanged, but also new contacts established and older ones revived! All presentations are available on the Delft-FEWS portal and are also published on the DSD-NL 2018 website. Next year the Dutch Delft-FEWS users will meet again June 18th !


Group photo of all the participants. All photo's can be found here.



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