TWIGA brings geo-information on weather, water, and climate together in one platform

Climate change results in more extreme weather events with a great influence on water management in our urban and rural environments. The effects of extreme weather are considerable all over the world. Some regions face long-lasting droughts with severe impacts on crop yields. Other regions of the world face excessive rainfall and associated floods. Some […]

Effective Transnational Catchment Management

Catchment management is usually the responsibility of a governmental organization such as a Catchment Management Agency in South Africa or a Water Board in the Netherlands. However, catchment boundaries are not always situated within a political region. For example, the Rhine catchment is shared by the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. But also smaller river systems […]

User requirements for sustainable South African Water Management

What are the information needs and requirements of operational water managers in South Africa? Which new services and applications can help them with their biggest challenge: water scarcity? During the first half of 2019, colleagues from HydroLogic have traveledmultiple times to South Africa to acquire information and investigate the needs and challenges of the South […]

The TWIGA information service infrastructure

HydroNET as the gateway to water, weather and climate data for Africa One of TWIGA’s key objectives is to deliver more than 20 geo-services for Africa by the end of the project. These information services will primarily be based on existing data sets from TWIGA partners and data collected within the project. The TWIGA data […]

Connecting TWIGA to the GEOSS initiative

Climate and weather, with a high degree of spatial and temporal variability, can adversely affect crop yields, cattle production, and the availability of freshwater. The production of food is at the forefront of climate change and population growth impacts as the ecosystems on which it relies are increasingly degraded and the availability of suitable land […]

Transboundary Water Management made easier using the TWIGA platform

Currently, only around 58% of Africans have access to safe drinking water. More than 90% of African freshwater is contained within 63 internationally shared basins. The current freshwater distribution in Africa is expected to change rapidly due to climatic- and socio-economic drivers (IPCC, 2014). In order to guarantee access to freshwater for drinking water or […]

The power of the TWIGA partnership

Within the TWIGA project a broad variety of partners from Europa and Africa are involved. The TWIGA team has applied the award winning HydroNET partnership model where the strength of each partner in the information chain can be optimally used. This blog, written by one of the TWIGA partners HydroLogic Research, outlines the opportunities and […]