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HydroNET wins prestigious award for co-created water and climate services

How the Water Control Room provides an ICT solution for South African water challenges.

Over 80 projects funded by the Dutch ‘Partners for Water’ programme competed for the prestigious ‘best project’ award. The project ‘Demonstration of the HydroNET Water Control Room for South Africa’ has won. The jury explained: “This consortium provided a measurable contribution to solving world-water problems”.

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Launch video Rain for Africa project (R4A)

During the official launch of the Rain for Africa project on 9 and 10 February 2017 in South Africa, the R4A consortium partners presented a short video about the ambition and goals of the Rain for Africa project.

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Join the Rain for Africa (R4A) events on 9 and 10 February 2017 – Pretoria, South Africa

Organisations such as Agri-SA, Grain SA, AFASA, NERPO, water management bodies, municipalities, insurance companies and various government departments have already been invited. If you are interested to participate as a perspective stakeholder, you have a choice to participate in the R4A Technical Meeting and or the R4A Stakeholder Engagement Meeting.

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El Nino Seminar: because every raindrop counts

Drought-prone South Africa is unlikely to get substantial rain in the months ahead, with local and international climate experts predicting one of the strongest El Niño weather events in more than half a century. On 19 November 2015, over 75 professionals from weather sensitive industries discussed in the Turbine Hall Johannesburg the expected weather situation for the months to come and possible solutions to help reducing impacts of El Nino.

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