The water regime in rivers is the result of a complex hydrological balance that, starting from precipitations, is affected by snow and ground waters. The rising temperatures experienced in the last decades, triggered by climate change, have raised the snow line and modified the intensity of precipitations, thus creating a new regime for discharge in rivers and torrents.
As a consequence, all historical hydro-meteorological data are obsolete and not any more representative of the actual daily condition. Making decisions on simplified assumptions purely based on these data may trigger very risky consequences, especially on those activities that rely on water availability for their daily business.
Waterjade is the answer to the new climatic challenges, because it adopts an innovative approach in the management of the hydro-meteorological data, processing the various available sources, like satellite images, numerical weather predictions and in-situ observations.
Furthermore, Waterjade puts together the most recent mathematical models in the field of hydrology, integrating physically-based models with artificial intelligence, with the objective to simulate the various hydrological processes (e.g. snow melting, evapo-trasnpiration) and calculate the residence time of water in the basin.
The combined modeling approaches and the use of different sources of data allows Waterjade to predict with the highest accuracy the actual water availability in the region.
the large quantity of in-situ data collected allows us to adapt the large-scale weather predictions to the local point of interest
the modeling approach contemplates the whole water cycle, from weather predictions, snow monitoring, down to runoff generation. This allows to effectively reproduce the local hydrological conditions
Waterjade is operative on a daily basis, all year round
Waterjade may be applied in whatever basin in the world
Waterjade provides professional services for the analysis of water resources and predictions of river flow discharge. In particular, Waterjade offers forecasts of water flow in the short term (+ 7 days) and in the long term (+ 6 months), together with climate projections (+ 30 years) according to different climate change scenarios. Furthermore, on mountainous catchments, Waterjade implements a service of real-time snow monitoring to estimate the snow water equivalent present in the catchment.
The team of Waterjade is composed by highly skilled professionals with more than 10 years experience in hydrological and hydraulic modeling. The practice gained in Hydropower and Civil Protection sectors allow us to respond with the greatest attention to any requirement and customization.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 779790