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January 8, 2021
DISDRO IN KENYA
In Narok, Kenya there is a unique network of rain sensors on experiment. We call it the Disdro Network – a network of some acoustic devices that measures distribution and intensity of rainfall.
December 11, 2020
Using drones to get insight into field-scale moisture status
Within the TWIGA project, a student from Wageningen University, Kim Faassen, took up an internship with FutureWater to complete her MSc..
December 4, 2020
UNIVERSAL AND INCLUSIVE ACCESS TO GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION FOR INCREASED PRODUCTION AND PRODUCTIVITY IN AGRICULTURE AND WATER
There is a lot of attention for digitalisation for rural development (see for example the IT4D publication), however the....
November 27, 2020
Coping with ionospheric disturbances in sub-Saharan Africa for GNSS meteorological applications
At the end of 2019, TWIGA shipped 6 low-cost GPS stations to Uganda. These were deployed in and around Kampala...
November 20, 2020
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 fresh water...
October 30, 2020
CHASING NEUTRONS: A story that starts in the deep cosmos and ends in a field near you
In the TWIGA proposal, we included one technology that was at the lowest Technology Readiness Level (TRL1). This was
September 17, 2020
Water vapor maps from the integration of GNSS measurements, SAR satellite images and NWP models
Copernicus Sentinel-1 SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) acquisitions allow for the..
October 09, 2020
TWIGA - HydroNET INTEGRATION
Embracing current and emergent technologies has never been enough in resolving local challenges within our communities. Most often than not, the traditional...
August 02, 2020
ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOUNTING, ON THE DASHBOARD OR IN THE TRUNK?
Fortunately, the attention for environmental accounting and ecosystem accounting is growing. We need more systems for inclusive
August 28, 2020
VEGETATION MONITORING (VegMon)
TWIGA acknowledges the important role of vegetation in the hydrological cycle. The vegetation monitoring is being done to monitor growth in the rainy and the dry ......
May 22, 2020
GNSS DEPLOYMENT IN UGANDA
Objective 4 of the TWIGA project aims to Improve predictability and assessment of African rainfall by mapping perceptible water vapour and tracking convective storm systems.
May 8, 2020
HOW TWIGA DATA IMPACTS FARMERS IN KENYA & GHANA
Within TWIGA we work closely with local communities and farmers for which we aim to provide data and model output (information) that can assist them for farming or marketing.
May 15, 2020
HOW WATER VAPOUR OBSERVATIONS ENTER IN THE HEAVY RAIN PHENOMMENA PREDICTION MACHINERY
Weather predictaions are challenging under many aspects. Nowadays, we have numerical weather predicti.....
April 30, 2020
COMBINING SENTINEL-1 and -2 WIT IN-SITU DATA TO PROVIDE TIME SERIES OF SOIL MOISTURE MAPS AT REGIONALSCALE IN GHANA
Sub-Saharian African agriculture is perceived as a high-risk activity as is mainly rainfall-
dependent and climate variability is increasing.
March 27, 2020
CO-DESIGN IN TIMES OF CORONA
One of the few positive points of the Corona-crisis is that it provides an opportunity for reflection. For me this included looking at the design considerations applied ages ago and the ones....
April 24, 2020
HOW COVID-19 IS AFFECTING TAHMO's WORK IN KENYA
With the global COVID-19 pandemic, activities have been highly slowed down. However, Victor in Kenya is trying to keep things moving. Being a field engineer...
March 20, 2020
FIRST TWIGA GPS NETWORK DEPLOYED IN UGANDA
TWIGA successfully established the first low-cost GNSS network in Africa, that will be used to continuously measure the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere....
March 13, 2020
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 ....
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