“How much water is there and when will it become available?“
The water regime in rivers is the result of a complex hydrological balance occurring in the upstream catchment. The analysis and prediction of water discharge should take into consideration not only the atmospheric evolution (namely weather forecast) but also a quantification of other sources like snow melting, evapo-transpiration and ground waters.
It is therefore important to capture a complete picture of the current hydrological situation in the basin and the expected atmospheric and ground evolution. For this reason, Waterjade combines data from different sources:
The result is a full service of water analysis and predictions, applicable on all the time line, from real-time snow monitoring, short-term forecast (+ 5 days), seasonal forecasts (+ 6 months) and consultancy on climate projections (+30 years).
Snow monitoring at regional scale for SWE quantification and support water resources management.
5-day forecasting services of discharge in small and big rivers.
6-month forecasting services of discharge in small and big rivers.
30-year climate projections for the design of new plants and the revamp of old ones.