The new Tuesdays of HydroTechnology webinar series starts in May and offers short info sessions on hydrotechnology and hydrological research. In addition to the presentations, participants can discuss the topics with the experts.
The Tuesdays of HydroTechnology webinar series is an initiative made by the Hydro-RDI-Network project coordinated by the University of Turku and funded by the Academy of Finland. The webinars will be organised on Tuesday mornings circa once a month starting from May. The first webinar is held on 11 May at 10–11am.
The webinars are organised in collaboration with other projects and actors from the water sector. The first two webinars, for instance, are organised in collaboration with PointCloud project and Vesiyhdistys ry.
– The aim of the webinar series is to offer short info sessions on technology and research in the water sector and to gather together those interested to discuss the topics. The webinar is composed of a presentation of circa 20–30 minutes, after which there is time for questions, experiences, and discussion, says Hydro-RDI-Network Project Coordinator Rita Rauvola.
The speakers of the webinar on 8 June are Professor Petteri Alho and Doctoral Candidate Linnea Blåfield from the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Turku. The topic of the webinar concerns autonomous depth mapping and flow measurement (the presentation is in Finnish). The webinars in August and September are held in English.
Alho is the consortium leader of the Hydro-RDI-Network.
– Hydro-RDI-Network forms a significant expert consortium and competence centre in the water sector also internationally. The project creates significant new openings in the water sector by enabling collaboration in current research questions between researchers and companies, tells Alho.
Registration for the first four webinars is open, meaning the May, June, August, and September events. The Zoom link will be sent by email to those who have registered closer to the event.
The Hydro-RDI-Network project is running during 2020–2022 and its aim, among other things, is to find new solutions for e.g., improving water quality monitoring and flood risk management by increasing collaboration between researchers and companies in the water sector.
– We are, for example, expecting over 20 new scientific publications, which means the webinars at the end of the year will offer the latest research results, promises Rauvola.