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hyds will participate in the new RESIST project of the Horizon Europe framework programme

hyds will participate in the new project awarded by the European Commission RESIST (Regions for climate change resilience through Innovation, Science and Technology).
RESIST will strengthen the resilience and accelerate the transformation and increase adaptive capacity of EU regions for Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) through both physical mutual-learning activities and innovative immersive digital twins.

hyds collaborates with Argos platform in the extreme weather emergency management for multi-scale civil protections.

RESIST webpage


Hyds participates in the “Technical Conference on Water and Digital Transformation” held at the D-Factory presenting “Early Alert Platforms for Water Management”

Last June 16, hyds participated in the “Technical Conference on water and digital transformation” organized by Amphos 21 and held at the D-Factory presenting “Early Alert Platforms for water management” . hyds presented a summary of its technological capabilities, the services developed around its Argos platform and various examples of use by current customers in various environments (Autonomous, National civil protection, councils, water agencies, etc.)


hyds participates in the “11th EU-US-Canada Expert Meeting on Critical Infrastructure Resilience”

The 11th EU-US-Canada Expert Meeting on Critical Infrastructure Resilience was co-organised on 1-2 June 2022 by the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME). The event provided an opportunity for experts from EU Member States, the United States (U.S.), Canada, the European Commission, as well as EU Agencies, projects financed by the EU and other experts to exchange on pressing issues related to the security and resilience of critical infrastructures.

Speakers from government entities, the European Commission, as well as industry dealing with critical infrastructure resilience exchanged on current and emerging risks and identified several domains where further cooperation would be beneficial, such as risk assessments, information exchange and anticipation.
Projects funded under Horizon 2020, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, provided concrete examples of tools and solutions that support the resilience of critical infrastructures and equip operators.

In this framework, hyds presented the project ANYWHERE H2020 and its results. ANYWHERE focused on the anticipation and pro-active capacity of response of Civil Protections through Europe and society as a whole to face extreme weather-induced events.


End of H2020 project PANOPTIS

PANOPTIS came to an end last May 31. The main goal of this H2020 project was to combine down-scale climate change scenarios with structural and geotechnical simulation tools, and with actual data from sensors (terrestrial and airborne) so as to provide the operators with an integrated tool able to support more effective management of their infrastructures at planning, maintenance and operation level. Such a tool was a holistic platform involving a wide range of models and data sources.

HYDS contribution was to develop a module of the PANOPTIS platform for real-time meteorological hazard assessment. The final goal of the developped module is to assist Road Operators towards avoiding potential negative impacts of weather-related hazards on the operation of critical RI. Such impacts normally differ a lot in terms of their nature and their intensity:

  • flash floods and landslides due to heavy rainfall
  • freezing/thawing cycles during extreme cold episodes o extreme wind loads on vehicles and light structure

The continuous monitoring and the prediction of a number of different meteorological variables forms a key point for:

  •  the proper training and preparedness of the road operators
  • decision making during extreme events
  • actions that need to be undertaken in order to increase the efficiency of the operation of RIs after extreme events

In order to help the management of emergency situations with the most updated information, this module offers access to real-time measurements and the most recent available forecasts. Products available are: weather stations data, precipitation nowcasting based on weather radars, NWP model forecasts and derived products.

hyds presents AguaLearn

On 5 April, hyds participated in the Water Talks day, organized by the Catalan Water Partnership (CWP) and the IDAEA-CSIC, on challenges and solutions for groundwater management and treatment. hyds presented the Agualearn project in which a tool has been developed to anticipate the presence of pollutants in water for supply and optimize the extraction flow in wells. The tool’s engine is in machine learning-based predictive models that have been developed by Amphos 21, for wells managed by Aigües del Prat, the company responsible for the supply network of the municipality of Prat del Llobregat. The project has been co-financed by the Ministry of Industry Trade and Tourism and coordinated by the CWP.