Horizon Europe project WE-ACT: sustainable and fair water distribution between different countries

Technical University of Munich, Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Universiteit Twente, FutureWater, Haedes, Inosens, Universität Würzburg, Central-Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences (CAIAG), Portolan, Universität Freiburg, Brunel University London
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

How do we ensure a sustainable and fair distribution of water between different countries? An issue that is becoming increasingly urgent due to both climate change and the changing water demand due to population growth and economic development. WE-ACT is a Horizon Europe project in which we jointly take on the challenge of creating a decision support system that provides insight into the best water distribution between countries.

The challenge

WE-ACT focuses on the water distribution of the Naryn and Kara Darya of the Syr Darya river basin, which is part of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Within the project, a decision support system (DSS) will be set up based on measurement information, machine learning techniques and hydrological models, climate models and water distribution models. The knowledge of the system, the measurement information, must be stored within national borders, but it must also be possible to share it with each other. This makes it possible to create a joint picture of the current and future water distribution that is as objective as possible.

Our solution

Nelen & Schuurmans supplies the basis for the DSS with the data warehouse Lizard. This is where (validated) measurement data, model results, geographical data and global data sets are stored and made accessible to various users. Within the project we will prepare Lizard for installation in a hybrid cloud environment, where data is partly stored locally, but can be queried centrally.

The outcome

Over the next four years, we will work with our project partners on the result: the DSS.

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