KWR and Deltares last week, during the annual meeting of the Netherlands Hydrological Instrument (NHI), launched the Groundwater Abstraction Database: a central, online database in which the water companies can make their abstraction data available in a clear manner.
NHI day 2017
The NHI brings together the knowledge of specialists from water management entities, institutes and consultancies, with the aim of producing high-quality instruments and data. The different parties gather every year on NHI day. This year the event was organised around the theme of ‘Getting to work’: an appropriate theme for the unveiling of the Groundwater Abstraction Database, which was developed on a commission from VEWIN. The objective of the database is to simplify data exchange between water companies (data source owners) and end-users (modellers/consultants).
Abstraction database commissioning
The water companies have free access to the Groundwater Abstraction Database (NHI-GWO) at gwo.nhi.nu. Modellers who want to get to work on the data can register for a free user account and request the data through a web service. The data in the database are provided with a reliability label; data version management is also possible.