Puesto Vacante: Experto Senior en Agrohidrología

Job description 32/40 hours per week, location Wageningen, The Netherlands, starting data TBD FutureWater is looking for an experienced agricultural water expert for our expanding international activities, particularly in Asia and Africa, who has affinity with technical tasks but also appetite for leading and coordinating some of the projects. At FutureWater you work in a…

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Training Course on Flying Sensors for Agricultural Systems Kicked-off in Kenya

Today FutureWater and HiView kicked-off stage 2 of the Nuffic TMT training course on ‘Crop models and remote sensing for water management in agricultural systems’ at Egerton University in Nakuru, Kenya. After a series of online training courses in stage 1 last year, this in-country follow-up training focusses on flying sensors (drones) for agricultural systems….

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APSAN-Vale project in Mozambique extended till December 2022

We are very happy to announce that our APSAN-Vale project in Mozambique will be extended till December 2022! The APSAN-Vale 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)…

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Farmer Field School Days Organized in Egypt as Part of a New Project for RVO

FutureWater has kicked off a new RVO project: A Practical Farmers’ Toolkit. The project is ongoing in 2021 and the consortium consists of Dutch and Egyptian partners. The Dutch partners are Delphy, Irriwatch, and HiView. Among the Egyptian partners are Cairo University and Bio Oasis. ​Water management in Egypt needs to cope with the increasing water scarcity issues. Especially the agricultural sector, being…

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ThirdEye Limitada Provides Successful Drone Training for NCBA CLUSA Technicians in Mozambique

Last week FutureWater assisted ThirdEye Limitada (Central Mozambique) in providing a training on the use of drones for agricultural purposes for NCBA CLUSA technicians. The trainings and technical assistance for the NCBA CLUSA staff are provided in collaboration with project partner HiView (The Netherlands). Eight technicians of NCBA CLUSA were trained in using flying sensors…

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FutureWater Continues Its Collaboration in Rwanda to Improve Sustainable Water Management Practices

After succesfully finishing the Bio-Physical Assessment and Hydrological Analysis for the Mukungwa and Akagera Lower catchments in Rwanda, FutureWater will remain active in Rwanda in a new project that has been granted to FutureWater and ENTREM Ltd. by FONERWA. In close collaboration with the Rwanda Water Resources Board (RWB), we will work towards Integrated Strategic…

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FAO Training Program on Real Water Savings Kicked Off in Thailand

This week the training program on Real Water Savings in Thailand was started. This training is part of the project ‘Delivering Training on Real Water Savings (ReWaS) for the Regional Water Scarcity Program in Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, Thailand and Afghanistan’ that FutureWater is rolling out in cooperation with the Regional Office for Asia and the…

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New Invention in Fruit Growing: Fruit Frost Protection using Wind Turbines

Frost damage has been a frequent hazard for fruit growers in the Netherlands, getting worse with shifts in the growing season due to climate change. Wind machines can be a more sustainable alternative than sprinkling freshwater for frost protection, especially in regions where freshwater is limited or too brackish. Last spring, FutureWater and HiView conducted…

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Newly Developed Farm Extension Service Launched: MapYourCrop

FutureWater, with TWIGA project partners HiView, Hydrologic and UFZ Helmholtz, have developed the farm extension service ‘MapYourCrop’. The MapYourCrop service uses drones, or flying sensors, to collect crop information with an unprecedented level of detail. What makes MapYourCrop unique is that flying sensor data is enriched with detailed crop status information collected by the smartphone…

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Climate Risk and Adaptation (CRA) assessment for solar power plants and wind farm projects in Bhutan finished

FutureWater has undertaken a Climate Risk and Adaptation assessment (CRA), commissioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), for two solar power plant and one wind farm projects in Bhutan. The goal of the ADB project ‘Renewable Energy for Climate Resilience’ in Bhutan is to diversify Bhutan’s energy portfolio. The expectation is that climate change impacts…

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