The high level challenges solved by TIGER-NET were fulfilled through the concrete achievements of the following:

  • Collecting and analysing user requirements in terms of geo-information products to enhance current Water Information Systems and improve existing practices in IWRM;
  • Developing and validating a portfolio of EO information products and services to cover the information needs of the African water sector;
  • Developing and validating advanced earth observation applications and integrating them within national or regional Water Information Systems (existing or under development);
  • Developing the basic infrastructure needed for the integration and use of these applications;
  • Transferring the technology and know-how to the local teams in the selected countries/regions;
  • Providing the necessary training to operate and employ the WOIS for current and future IWRM requirements;
  • Building the basis for an extension, i.e. improved capacity of the WOIS and roll-out to other countries and regions in Africa.
  • Supporting the users and stakeholders to reach sustainability by attracting external funding opportunities

In general, the TIGER NET project was running in two cycles (18 months each) during which a number of parallel User Cases was implemented following each a generic work plan and reaching the targets of the TIGER NET project.

Illustration of the project logic showing the iterative process (triangle in back) of the prototyping, the development and the demonstration phase.