Transparant Watermanagement in Polders and Fields – Presented by Martin van Rijn, SenZ2

Transparant Watermanagement in Polders and Fields – Presented by Martin van Rijn, SenZ2 BV at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

Water plays an important role in agriculture, especially waterlevels of groundwater and surface water. Besides, the fields around urban areas fulfil also a role as buffers for temporary water storage of urban excess water. This off course can lead to conflicting interests.

In the project “Transparant Polder” SenZ2 introduced the cost-efficient LEVELRADAR to enable farmers to monitor waterlevels of ground water and surface water easy, accurately and in real-time. The data can also be shared instantly with local water authorities to create a shared awareness. This forms the basis of a good dialogue to balance the different interests.

About Martin van Rijn
Martin is an Engineer with a passion for intelligent sensor based systems. After Océ Technologies, a tech-startup at YESDelft! and a post graduate course of the Dutch Ministry of Defense he joined TNO in 2006. From 2015 Martin leads business development for SenZ2 bringing radar technology to industrial markets.

About SenZ2 BV
SenZ2 introduces the LEVELRADAR, the first wireless radar level sensor for (fill-)level measurement of liquids as well as solids. With the latest radar technology the LEVELRADAR is unbeatable when it comes to accuracy, reliability and versatility. It’s long battery-life, global connectivity and robust watertight housing makes it ideal for use in water management.

Smart FarmingAbout Smart Farming Conference
The Smart Farming Conference is part of the first global Innovative Food-Agri Event – a two-day event (Jun 28-29, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition:

Scope: After mechanisation, the introduction of mineral fertiliser and the industrialisation of production processes, connectivity and data management are now set to unleash the next revolution in the history of farming, smart farming. Precision agriculture has been an evolving reality for some time, but It has now reached a point where it is not only possible to collect vast quantities of data, but also  to control different pieces of equipment or monitor individual animals, the Internet of Things. A growing number of farmers are starting to adopt digital technology and data-driven innovations.

What new business models will be successful, and will new players disrupt the traditional farming landscape? How to deal with change (from traditional farmer to smart farmer)? How to identify and develop innovative methods for sustainable food production? The conference will answer this kind of questions.

Focus topics:

  • Available technologies for Farming 4.0 (drones (Air / Land), sensors /sensor network, Internet of Things, Big Data, Robotics, Machine Learning/ Artificial Intelligence, etc)
  • Precision agriculture
  • 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing and many more…

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