In the Netherlands, the biggest questions asked throughout the centuries are how can we protect the land against the sea when most of its inhabitable area is under water? Over the past five years, TNO and the water board under the FloodControl /IJkdijk foundation have been collecting real-time data through sensors placed in the dikes throughout the Netherlands. Now the big and open database will be used in the first ever, most technically challenging, exclusive and relevant hackathon in Groningen on water safety.
The Aquathon is an initiative of the FloodControl /IJkdijk foundation and organized by Rolf Fokkens (Target), Mendel Bouman (Hack of a City, Indietopia) and Peter Wind (Let’s Gro, Bries).During the event, innovative, creative and tech-oriented companies, six teams in all, have access to the database and are given 48 hour to use tech, IT or creative approaches to come up with innovative, new solutions for 5 cases from the water world. So if you want to learn more visit www.aquathon.nl for more information.