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New operational services for water related issues the switch-on approach
Recently, a collaborative project started called SWITCH-ON (EU FP7 project No 603587) coordinated by SMHI
(http://water-switch-on.eu/) as part of the contemporary European movement imposed by the INSPIRE directive and the
Open Data Strategy. Among Ití»s R&D activities GECOsistema develops and expands inside SWITCH-ON a set of tools
to tackle major water related issues, from reservoir and irrigation supply, to hydrological change adaptation and
hydropower potential mapping. Here we present on-going developments of APRIL, HyCAW and high-resolution
European Hydropower Atlas. APRIL consists in a tool to provide seasonal run-off forecasts, taking advantage of open
datasets or low-cost data and performing prediction through calibrated machine learning algorithms. HyCAW is a tool
that supports the assessment of adaptation options to cope with a change in the temporal distribution of water
availability as well as in the total quantity. EU HPA is supposed to provide all relevant information necessary to appraise
the feasibility of a micro-hydropower plant at a specific site, taking into account hydrological as well as technical and
economic factors. All the tools share a common vision of the project to address water concerns and currently untapped
potential of open data for improved water management across the EU. Users will be guided through a common styled
Web GIS interface, created through open source Web Mapping Application using Open-Layer and Map Server, exploring
available hydrological information in the area of interest, plotting available data, performing analysis, and getting report
and statistics.
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Date Published : 28/08/2015
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