Texel measures (NL)The island of Texel in the Netherlands is embedded in salt water. The farmers depend on fresh water which is sometimes lacking. The pilot will raise awareness on the salinity and its behaviour in freshwater canals.
Pilot name: Texel measures (NL: Texel meet)
Pilot location: Texel, Netherlands
Lead beneficiary: HHNK
Timescales: 2015 - 2017
Partners involved include: Province of North-Holland, Texel Water, Acacia Water and AKVO
More about this project:
The island of Texel is embedded in salt water. The farmers depend on fresh water which is sometimes lacking. Climate change leads to an increasing demand for fresh water due to:
- More intensive agricultural land use.
- Extended growing season.
- Higher temperatures leading to an increasing evapotranspiration.
While the amount of precipitation will continue to decrease.
HHNK have shared a moblie app which measures the conductivity of the surface water. The measures can be uploaded onto a website and farmers can start to learn about the salinity and its behaviour in the canals.
Every fortnight a group of 11 farmers, nature managers and managers of HHNK measure the conductivity of the surface water at specific points.
Watch the following videos about the project: