App to Monitor Drought in Nature Areas in the Netherlands

by Peter Hoefsloot
March 18, 2015

The Dutch province of Noord-Brabant has a number of nature reserves that are susceptible to drought. These parks are part of a European network of nature areas.

In corporation with KWR Watercycle Research Institute and FutureWater, HSS used groundwater modeling  and remote sensing to monitor the “drought state” of these areas in the province: Groote Peel,  Kampina and Brabantse Wal.

HSS has developed an App and a website to present the monitoring results to the public. Through GPS the mobile phone displays information of the spot visited.