Research, Development, Innovation

Find recent R+D+i projects where hyds is involved


Regenerating ecosystems with Nature-based solutions for hydrometeorological risk reduction. RECONECT aims to contribute to European reference framework on Nature Based Solutions (NBS) by demonstrating, referencing and upscaling large scale NBS and by stimulating a new culture for ‘land use planning’ that links the reduction of risks with local and regional development objectives in a sustainable way.

hyds collaborates with the Argos system in the design, development and testing of an ICT platform to monitor and evaluate NBS.


Development of a decision support system for increasing the resilience of transportation infrastructure based on combined use of terrestrial and airborne sensors and advanced modelling tools. The aim of PANOPTIS is to provide road operators with an integrated tool able to support more effective management of their infrastructures at both strategic and operational level. Towards this, the project combines downscaled climate change scenarios, simulation tools, and actual data from existing and novel sensors.

hyds collaborates in the project with Argos-Road, a service to anticipate weather-related impact on roads.


Enhancing emergency management and response to extreme weather and climate events. The ultimate objective of ANYWHERE was to empower exposed responder institutions and citizens to enhance their anticipation and proactive capacity of response to face extreme and high-impact weather and climate events.

hyds designed, developed and tested a Multi-Hazard Early Warning System and tools for Civil Protections at different levels (national, regional, municipal, single element at risk) that is the backbone of current Argos services.


Preparing for extreme and rare events in coastal regions. PEARL developed adaptive, sociotechnical risk management measures and strategies for coastal communities against extreme hydrometeorological events minimising social, economic and environmental impacts and increasing the resilience of coastal regions.

hyds developed and tested an Early Warning System based on sensor, weather radar and NWP models data and incorporating 1D+2D hydraulic modelling in real time (using GPU processing).


Collaborative Research on Flood Resilience in Urban areas. CORFU project investigated flood risk management (potential deaths, damage to infrastructure and health problems) and flood resilience strategies (effects on individuals and communities–and possible responses) in seven case studies in Europe and Asia and developed various related novel methodologies.

hyds designed, developed and tested an algorithm based on weather radar nowcasting to anticipate potential floods in urban areas related with the exceed of draining capacities.


Water Enhanced Resource Planning “where water supply meets demand”. WatERP developed a web-based “Open Management Platform” (OMP) supported by real-time knowledge on water supply and demand, enabling the entire water distribution system to be viewed in an integrated and customised way.

hyds contributed to the project with a “Water Availability Prediction System”, a system integrating different sources of information and algorithms to anticipate from hours to days in advance the availability of water.


Intelligent Urban Water Management System. UrbanWater Developed, demonstrated, and worked on the economic up-scaling of an innovative ICT-based platform for the efficient integrated management of water resources. The system incorporates advanced metering solutions, real-time communication of consumption data and new data management technologies with real-time predictive capability, demand forecasting, consumption pattern interpretation, decision support systems, adaptive pricing and user empowerment solutions.

hyds designed and implemented a Decision Support System to interact with the different modules of the proposed solution.


Improving Preparedness and risk management for flash floods and debris flow events. IMPRINTSdeveloped a number of tools to improve the Forecasting and the Risk Management of Flash Floods and Debris Flows events. One of the main results is a Software Platform able to be applied in real time and offering support for the Implementation of the Flood Directive in Flash Flood prone areas.

hyds collaborated in the development of the software platform with the integration the different algorithms and data to support the Early Warning of flood events.


A meteorological decision-support system for aviation. MEDUSA was focused on the development a Decision Support System for aviation to prevent from adverse weather situations solutions. The system was tested both in summer and winter campaigns in Munich and Alguaire airports.

hyds worked with DLR (German Aerospace Agency) in the development and testing of the DSS.