Winner of the day: Deltares- Digital Water Award
Today, we had the pleasure to announce the winner of the Digital Water Award during the Water Innovation Europe 2020 fourth panel session dedicated to ‘A Water-Smart Society for protecting aquatic biodiversity and habitats’. Loic Charpentier from Water Europe presented the winner of the most innovative solution providing digital value to water.
Deltares is the winner of the Digital Water Award for its free Deltares Nitrate App. Joachim Rozemeijer, in charge of subsurface and groundwater quality in Deltares received the award and presented the Nitrate App designed for smartphones so that everyone can measure nitrate levels and share the results. The app scans and analyses nitrate strips, displays the results immediately and gives users the option to share the data. The shared results are displayed immediately in the online Delta Data Viewer. The viewer can put together specific combinations of background maps, measurement information and area properties for each user group.
The Nitrate App makes it possible to analyse surface water and groundwater, to isolate nitrate sources and hot spots, and to test the impact of measures. The app is particularly welcomed by people working professionally with water quality such as farmers, water authorities and water companies. All viewers need is a reference map, nitrate test strips and a smartphone with the free Nitrate App installed. After taking a water sample with the test strip, they scan the result and, if desired, share it. If they have no Internet connection, the app will forward the measurement when they connect to Wi-Fi later.
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