The WaterApps consortium brings together a diverse range of organisations, including universities, businesses partners from the private sector, public authorities, and local institutions in Ghana and Bangladesh. The program is funded by Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and is coordinated by the Water Systems and Global Change group at Wageningen University.
The WaterApps consortium unites a diverse range of organisations, from universities to business partners from the private sector, public authorities, and local institutions in Ghana and Bangladesh.
The WaterApps research program aims to develop tailor-made water information services with and for farmers in peri-urban areas in the urbanising deltas of Accra, Ghana and Khulna, Bangladesh to improve water and food security in river deltas.
WaterApps achieved its objectives through three interconnected research components:
- Combining mobile information technology (such as apps) with the latest insights on knowledge sharing;
- Integrating weather model results with observations of groundwater trends and river flows;
- Attuning knowledge about adaptive decision making and enabling governance structures to local situations.
The resulting insights are used to co-create and test water information services, consisting of knowledge sharing platforms and virtual communities.
meteoblue has become the weather data provider for the project, as we provide high quality short term forecasts, our organization is transparent about its forecast development, and offers a detailed background to the forecasts.