Hosted by VITO in Antwerp, Jos von Asmuth (KWR) organised a second workshop on the Groundwater Monitor tool for Watershare members VITO, VLM and De Watergroep in Flanders or Flemish-speaking Belgium. Whereas the workshop in April focused on introducing the tool to KWB and CTM, participants at the workshop in Antwerp, who are already familiar with the tool, also presented their own applications. KWR, meanwhile, presented recent work on the further development, improvement and expansion of the functionality of the Groundwater Monitor, which will lead to a new, more generic and more integrated tool named HydroMonitor, with modules for data quality and management (HydroData), time-series analysis (HydroTimes), water quality (HydroChemistry) and spatial modelling (HydroSpace).
Having a meeting of tool users from different organisations, each with a different background and different applications for the tool, proved to be very inspiring for all and there was not enough time to discuss all there is to discuss in depth. As a follow up, VITO will be taking the lead in collecting all issues, wishes, needs and ideas raised during the workshop, with the aim of joining forces and optimising the experiences with and usage of the Groundwater Monitor for all.
More info: Jos von Asmuth (KWR), Gerard van den Berg (KWR), Jan Bronders (VITO)