Article in the St. Galler Tagblatt newspaper from 28.07.2018
Fascinating article about the successfully launched drought project in the canton of Thurgau.
‘Thurgau is getting ready for times of extreme drought and water shortage.’ (German)
Climate change is increasingly resulting in hotter and drier summer months. If the level of flowing water falls below a certain mark, farming can be banned from drawing water. This means that the fields can no longer be irrigated sufficiently, resulting in crop failures.
We determine water demand and water supply by region and compare them in water balance maps. This allows regions with an excess of water or with water deficits to be seen at a glance. It is possible to draw up suitable measures such as water redistribution, adapted agriculture, irrigation strategies, etc. from these maps. Providing a suitable communication tool to be used during a drought allows early and targeted communication with the agricultural sector.