WEIN – Development of an information and monitoring system to improve water use efficiency in Northern Central Chile

Water use efficiency can only be achieved on the basis of significant data and well processed information which can be shared with a broad group of water users. In the scope of the research and development project “Water use efficiency in Northern Central Chile” funded within the “KMU Innovative Programme” by the German Federal Ministry of Science and Education (BMBF), a holistic water resources assessment and management concept is elaborated including monitoring, modeling and information management. Private sector companies, research institutions and water users jointly develop methods and technologies to improve the assessment of climate and hydrology on river basin level on the one hand and to detect water losses in the irrigation scheme on the other.

Project News

17 - 20 November 2015

Symposium and professional training on "Understanding the role of Andean hydrology for water management: tools and concepts" in Santiago, Chile. More information

19 - 21 November 2014

International expert symposium and conference "Coping with Droughts - Building a Community of Practice on Drought Management Tools" in Santiago, Chile. More information

20 - 22 May 2014

WEIN meeting with partners and water user associations in Ovalle

20 - 23 January 2014

Project Workshop BMBF - CONYCIT project: Drought Indices with participation of ULS, PUCV, ITT, CEAZA and FSU Jena

 2 December 2013

El Día writes about the WEIN project


30 November - 5 December 2013

Research workshop at ULS, Ovalle and sampling field work in Limarí Cordillera with ITT, CEAZA and ULS

25 - 28 November 2013

International Conference on Food, Water and Energy security Nexus, CNRD in Vina del Mar, Chile

Session on drought management and Limari research with ITT, PUCV, CEAZA, ULS on Wednesday, 27th

18 - 23 November 2013

Installation and training of Ribeka-software Beta Version Gw Base in Recoleta and Palquí irrigation management schemes

9 October 2013

Workshop in Cologne at ITT "Web based River Basin Information system to support drought management in Northern-Central Chile" (BMBF)

May 2013

Project workshop at CEAZA, ULS, and installation of SEBA discharge measurement stations in Recoleta and Palquí irrigation scheme

Field research in Cordillera 

November 2012

Stakeholder Workshop in La Serena and Ovalle, Chile

Installation of high elevation SEBA climate station

October 2012

Kickoff Workshop in Cologne, Germany