oDam: open Diplomatic Aquatic Modeling
Hydropolitical tensions in the world are rising every year and impacts on local communities keep growing. These tensions can lead to limited access to water, affecting everything from potable water supplies to agricultural viability and the stability of local hydropower plant.
At oDam, our focus is on creating a transparent platform that uses satellite data to provide information about upstream water supplies. In regions where infrastructure for diplomatic communication and water management is underdeveloped or strained, oDam steps in to facilitate the crucial availability of information and predictive analyses.
Through oDam's services, water-dependent communities and nations can transition from reactive to strategic, ensuring equitable and efficient use of shared water resources.
OpenDam leverages the power of EU space technologies, particularly copernicus satellite data (CMIP6, GFS, NDWI, Digital elevation model) and remote sensing products. By harnessing these resources, we created robust models that offer invaluable insights. These insights enable local governments and authorities to make informed decisions about water resource management. The use of EU space technologies provides accurate modeling that brings a high level of precision and reliability to our solution.
In summary, OpenDam's innovative approach, using EU space technologies, directly addresses these challenges by providing crucial information and insights that empower local governments to better manage their water resources, thus contributing to international development and humanitarian aid efforts. Our solution is a valuable asset in building a more secure and resilient future for communities in need.
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oDam provides two types of services:
Annual Water Management Plan: Monthly dam water supply available and future downstream water flux is modeled based on historical and climate projection data. This plan will advice you optimal water management strategy to prevent water deficit.
Early Warning System: This service predicts for the coming two weeks if there is a risk for drought or flooding based on the predicted water retention in the dam reservoir and real-time weather forecast data.
Our services can be tailored to the needs of various client groups such as:
Interested in the services? oDam will work hand in hand with you to customise the service to your needs and context. You can then sign up for an annual subscription with your organisation.