• Workshop "Space for Food Security"

    Workshop “Space for Food Security”

    Together with the Netherlands Space Office and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Waterwatch Cooperative organized on Thursday the 2nd of June 2016 the workshop “Space for Food Security“. This workshop was part of the conference “European Space Solutions 2016” which was held from 30th of May till the 3rd of June 2016 at the World […]

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  • Item about modern farmers RTL Z

    Drones, satellites and smart data become more and more indispensable instruments for modern farmers. Please have a look at this item on RTL Z.

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  • Interview with Ad Bastiaansen on New Business Radio

    For 20 years Ad Bastiaansen has been working for Tele Atlas, a pioneering company in the area of digital maps. Tele Atlas was sold for 3 billion Euro to TomTom. At present Ad is chairman of the Waterwatch Cooperative. In this company he is not digitalizing roads but plants. The Waterwatch Cooperative is gathering data […]

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  • Free accessible satellite data for agricultural land and water monitoring

    The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has released a request for proposals to invite consortia to provide satellite data for agricultural land and water monitoring in near real time. The data will be made freely accessible by FAO and covers the whole African continent and the Arabian Peninsula. A wide range […]

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  • Waterwatch Cooperative

    Waterwatch Foundation awarded with ANBI status

    Waterwatch Foundation, the not-for-profit unit of Waterwatch Cooperative, has been awarded with the ANBI status. The ANBI status is a Dutch term for Institution for General Benefit, which means that gifts from private donators to the Foundation can be deducted against income tax. Donations to Waterwatch Foundation benefit the development of the Global Vegetation Databse. […]

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  • Ad Bastiaansen, Erik Jan van Vuuren, Jan Huitema

    The use of ICT in agriculture

    This month’s “Landbouwborrel” (Agriculture Drinks) in Brussels focused on the use of ICT in agriculture. Invited to speak were Ad Bastiaansen, founder of Waterwatch Cooperative and cofounder of Teleatlas, and Erik Jan van Vuuren, Azure lead at Microsoft. The Landbouwborrel is a monthly event in Brussels, organized by European Parliamentarian Jan Huitema, to bring together […]

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  • Waterwatch Cooperative launches animation on application of satellite data in agriculture

    Startup Waterwatch Cooperative explains in a 1.5 minutes lasting animation how they use satellite and weather data to inform farmers and other stakeholders on the status of their crops worldwide. The animation shows how more food can be harvested while farmers use less water and pesticides. A sustainable initiatve that contributes to feeding the growing […]

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  • Joep de Bruin, Auke Blokland

    Waterwatch performs research on the use of thermal infrared

    Waterwatch Cooperative’s interns Auke Blokland and Joep de Bruin from Delft University of Technology are doing research on the possible uses of thermal infrared in agriculture. Thermal infrared makes it possible to measure the crops’ status on water stress and diseases in an early stage, so early measures can be taken by farmers. Water stress […]

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  • Opening New World Campus

    Waterwatch at Successful Opening of New World Campus

    On the 29th of May, we celebrated the opening of the New World Campus. The official inauguration was held by The Hague city council member Ingrid van Engelshoven, who showed her enthusiasm on the innovative sustainable approach of the NWC. The NWC is located in a beautiful historic building in The Hague, The Netherlands. It […]

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  • UN Warns of Water Shortage by 2030

    A United Nations report says by 2030, the world will have only 60 percent of the water it needs, the result of population growth and wasteful use.

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