Department of Water and Sanitation launches HydroNET for all South African Water Management Areas

The South African Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) recently launched the HydroNET Water Control Room at a festive ceremony in Pretoria. All nine of the country’s Water Management Areas now have access to the weather and water information they need to make weather-ready and climate-smart decisions for sustainably managing precious water resources.

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Weather-based farm advice now available on your phone

The Rain for Africa Project (R4A) has rolled out the new AgriCloud Application. The AgriCloud Application is a mobile application that provides guidance and advice to maize farmers and extension officers helping them to improve their farm management decisions. The roll-out sessions of the application took place at the beginning of September at ARC-Soil, Climate and Water in Pretoria and in the provinces Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal.

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HydroNET in the media: Wildlife Ranching Magazine

In Wildlife Ranching Magazine’s second issue of 2018, the article ‘When every drop counts’ by Michelle Hartslief (SAWS) has been published. In the article the need of reliable information on historic, current and forecasted weather information for all farmers in Africa is pointed out.

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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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