• 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

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    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Waterwatch Cooperative’s response to research on how to assess agricultural water productivity

    Recently, a research paper has been published on: ‘How to assess agricultural water productivity? Looking for water in the agricultural productivity and efficiency literature’. We would like to response to this paper. The summary of the paper: Given population and income growth, it is widely expected that the agricultural sector

  • Waterwatch Cooperative takes part in workshop ‘Creating Impact with Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition’

    Creating Impact with Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition The Waterwatch Cooperative will be part of the International Workshop hosted by the Government of the Netherlands 19/20 January 2015. The terms Open Data and Big Data refer to the data revolution: rapid waves of digitization and digital connectedness causing a

  • Launch of new logo Waterwatch Cooperative

    The Waterwatch Cooperative has a new, more modern logo, made by a designer who won a competition we started online. In the new branding, water and agriculture are balanced, which symbolizes the intertwining between both sectors.  The use of water and finding fertile land will be in competition in the