IUPWARE & Open Water Network Events

NM-AIST, Arusha, Tanzania


March 13: SDI workshop (Hans van der Kwast, ihE-delft & Mark de blois, Upande)

9:00-18:00: Workshop on the use of Spatial Data Infrastructures for Water Resources Management

March 13: Mapathon and QGIS workshop (Hans van der Kwast, ihE-delft)

16:00 -18:00: Introduction to QGIS applications and MAPATHON

March 13: IUPWARE Alumni & partnerships event

March 13, 2018

16:00 - 18:00: IUPWARE Alumni & partnership meeting

Building and Maintaining Partnerships for Master programme of Water Resources Engineering

18:00 - 22:00: Alumni event/Social dinner for alumni and parnters of the IUPWARE - Master in Water Resources Engineering (KULeuven/VUB).


Open Water Network Symposium

The ambition of the Open Water Network Symposium is to promote and present research on cloud computing for water sciences and water management.

Date: March 14, 2018

Targeted audience:

- Developers and providers of cloud computing and open source tools in the water domain from all over the globe.

- Potential users of open source tools for water resources management in the South

- Academics and students doing research using open source tools

Venue: Nelson Mandela African Institution


Session 1: Emerging water resources problems                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 (INVITED) Data challenges for water resources management in Tanzania             George Lugomela, Ministry of Water - Tanzania                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

coffee break                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

The Boomerang Effect  of Nile: Past; Current and Future Challenges.   Mihret Dananto Ulsido, Hawassa university, Ethiopia                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Trade-offs between Hydropower Development and Sediment Connectivity in Rivers at the Basin Scale.        J. Vicente Tinoco Ochoa, University of California - Berkeley, US                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Stormwater harvesting and use in Cape Town South Africa.       John Okedi, South Africa                                      


Lunch break                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Session 2: Smart Sensors & Innovative Data management                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

(INVITED) Innovative solutions for monitoring and data management.   Mark de Blois (Upande, Kenya) & /Hans van der Kwast (IHE-Delft, Netherlands)                                                                                                        

(INVITED) Spatial Data Infrastructures: the Benin case study .   Hans van der Kwast (IHE-Delft, Netherlands)  &Mark de Blois (Upande, Kenya)                                                                                                                                                                              

Use of smart Sensors to estimate evapotranspiration. Douglas Nyolei, VUB/SUA, Belgium/Tanzania                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

coffee break                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Session 3: Emerging techniques for water resources management using Remote Sensing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

(INVITED) Remote sening for water resources management: from data to information Erick Khamala                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Application of TREX script for vegetation monitoring in a Oasis Environment using Remote sensed data from ProbaV,     Kaoutar Badioui, Belgium Morocco                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

How usefull are global data for estimation of evapotranspiration at catchment scale? Ann van Griensven, VUB/IHE-Delft, Belgium/Netherlands