About the research
Due to climate change, we are experiencing more frequent droughts in Flanders. This causes higher salt levels in our water supplies. And that is a problem because too much saltwater makes it more difficult to make drinking water and also hinders farmers from watering their fields. This is why researchers such as Ruth Vandeputte (VITO) are building the "Internet of Water", a network of sensors that will continuously measure water quality throughout Flanders from 2023 onwards. Ruth tells you more about it.