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HydroMaster cloud service for precipitation information goes live in Canada

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Minimizing the risk of precipitation-related impacts on infrastructure and assets

Oakville, Hamilton, Cambridge, November 2019. Extreme precipitation events and flash floods are increasing in frequency and severity across the globe with climate projections indicating a likely continuation into the future. Canada, too, is struggling to manage the consequences of climate change in the form of heavy rains, floods, and hurricanes.

HydroMaster coverage of Canada is now live. The cloud-based service helps Canadian authorities, cities, infrastructure stakeholders and emergency responders to better prepare for extreme weather events and become better informed during these events. High-resolution display and analysis of real-time and forecasted weather data are integrated with critical infrastructure data and mapping. This allows stakeholders to quickly identify the formation of very sudden and localized events, anticipate potential problems, and dig deeper into the relevant data for rapid and informed decision making and response.

As a secure hosted service, HydroMaster is available 24/7 and accessible from a variety of desktop and mobile platforms. It is less susceptible to outages during extreme events and eliminates extra costs associated with software, hardware or specialized staff.

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Several European countries have proven HydroMaster’s advantage, particularly at the municipal level and with water utilities. Local information, forecasts, and warnings for individual hotspots and catchments are based on a one-square-kilometer-resolution – proving much more useful than coarse large-scale data sets.

Expertise of joint venture partners

HydroMaster is a unique combination of expertise from meteorology, hydrology and IT industry leaders: Weather data and forecasts provided by the global weather authority MeteoGroup Ltd. are integrated with hydrological and hydraulic models developed by the research and engineering consultancy DHI A/S, within commercial water software managed at an ISO-certified data centre by KISTERS AG.

Coping with climate change

Extreme and highly localized weather events are appearing more frequently and heavily due to increased urbanization, population growth and climate change. They pose a direct threat to life, health, infrastructure, production and assets. Consequently, stakeholders in civil protection and the supply industry require increased awareness of future precipitation events, in order to adjust their decision-making and actions to deal with potential impacts of climate change.

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About MeteoGroup

MeteoGroup is the global weather authority. With offices all over the world, it combines accurate science with advanced technology and local expertise with global reach. MeteoGroup is trusted by hundreds of government agencies, thousands of companies and millions of consumers. MeteoGroup research and forecasts are relied upon by major businesses in the media, transport, energy and shipping industry.


KISTERS offers leading software solutions for the sustainable management of water, energy and air. Expertise, commitment and sector experience make KISTERS a much sought-after partner. KISTERS’ Global Water Solution is a framework for building efficient customer solutions based on modern technology and in-depth understanding of application areas and markets. Solutions include, among others, surface and ground water monitoring, meteorology, water quality and urban drainage deployed at hundreds of customer sites with many thousands of licenses worldwide.

About DHI A/S

DHI is a global environmental research, consultancy and software organisation dedicated to improving knowledge, engineering practices and technologies within the fields of water, environment and health. Within these fields, DHI provides a range of consulting, research and policy services as well as leading technologies.

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HydroMaster shows observations and forecasts of precipitation in Canada in real time and generates warnings, e.g. when user-defined thresholds are exceeded. Detailed local information for a customer’s areas of interest is delivered via web browser. Copyright: KISTERS AG

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