Fugro and NWP opening trading to mark World Water Day
Fugro and the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) sound the gong to mark World Water Day. Theme of World Water Day 2015 is ‘Water and Sustainable Development’.
Within this theme young water engineers of Fugro (ticker symbol: FUR) developed GeoRiskPortal, a socio-technological innovation. Using smart sensors and data visualization, the behaviour of the soil and flood risks are made transparent. The outcome of the measurements supports governments, contractors and industrial companies in making informed decisions to protect sensitive areas worldwide (Risk Reduction).
In 1992, theUnited Nations (UN) proclaimed March 22 as World Water Day. Each member of the UN has committed itself to use this day to create awareness among the general public and industry partners on the national and global water problems by organizing activities that fit within the national context. In 2015, this day will be held on Friday, 20 March. NWP, who organizes the World Water Day Netherlands together with Aqua for All, has been working for 15 years in the international position of the Dutch water sector. Consultant Flood Control at Fugro, Remon Pot and CEO NWP, Lennart Silvis, sound the gong.