Weather and climate-proof water management

In the Netherlands, climate change leads to excessive local rainfall. This causes severe floods, especially in cities. In order to have effective flood-resilience policies and practices in place, accurate rainfall information and geo-information is needed. However, the national rainfall monitoring networks are modest in size, and the number of official monitoring stations is very limited.

In this demonstration case, Ground Truth 2.0 will create a platform in which rainfall monitoring of water authorities, weather institutes, professionals and weather enthusiasts will be integrated into one collection of historical, actual and forecasted rainfall information. Citizens will be able to share actual and forecasted information on the state of the environment through freely available apps. As a result, stakeholders can engage in co-operative urban planning and flooding can be prevented.

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