A small step… and a giant leap

A small step… and a giant leap

Water Technology in partnership with our Dutch colleagues HydroLogic, are proud to announce that we have begun the first phase of an exciting project part funded by the European Space Agency. The project will develop a Rainfall and Flood Report Generator. This will be powered by smart applications, providing access to new and improved rainfall products that can analyse and report on the historic record and look to the future with forecasts.

The rainfall products will provide a National coverage and be comprised of the best rainfall product available, be that weather station, radar, satellite or crowd sourced data. This will be made possible through the HydroNET framework, which allows rapid connections to many different databases housed within different organisations, facilitating easy collaboration and data sharing.

Smart applications will enrich the data, turning it into valuable information. With easy access this information is turned into knowledge, leading to intelligent and efficient decision making.

Through our early user requirement workshops there has been clear interest and identified need for this product in the Australian water industry. We will be consulting further with industry water managers over the coming weeks. This will then shape the project and the priority objectives will be determined. We are genuinely excited by the opportunity this project provides, we believe it can make a real difference within the industry.

If you would like to discuss this project further please contact Ben Tate (VIC) on (03) 8526 0800 or Chris Catalano (QLD) on (07) 3105 1460.

About The Author

Ben Tate
Ben joined Water Technology in 2006, and with 4 years prior experience in the industry in Victoria and overseas, has vast experience in floodplain management. Ben enjoys leading our Catchments and Floodplains group, transferring knowledge to our growing team. Ben has built a high performance team which leads the industry in technical capability, approachability and capacity to deliver quality projects on time and budget. Ben specialises in rural and urban floodplain management, flood hydrology, complex hydrodynamic modelling, environmental eco-­‐hydraulics and community consultation. Ben has made strong contributions to the industry at a technical project level, provision of training to government and private clients, strategic advice and emergency response.

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