Due to climate change public agencies are facing crucial challenges to deal with water resources. In case of drought water becomes conflictual whereas in case of abundance it becomes a risk. For these reasons water resources need to be thoroughly and constantly monitored in order to anticipate possible critical situations.
The snow, in this context, plays a crucial role. Monitoring the snow evolution in the mountains allows to manage the avalanche risk and, as the snow is also a water bank, anticipate possible water shortages for the following months.
“Is the snow cover representing a risk for avalanche? Will I be subject to water stress?“
We have developed a tailored services to address these questions. See below our specific offer.
Estimating in real-time the snow evolution at regional scale is becoming ever more important to manage the avalanche risk and to monitor the hydrological balance of water resources. Current methods, like the statistical approach, fail to follow the snow evolution at large scale with the needed update frequency.
Waterjade improves the efficiency of snow monitoring thanks to a physically-based approach corrected by satellite data assimilation. The result is a daily update of snow conditions, useful to improve the management of the avalanche risk and calculate the hydrological balance.
Our innovative technology allows to achieve the following benefits: