European river managers delve into new knowledge management system


news article by Brian McKenna of search data management


The UK Environment Agency is looking to a semantic-wiki-based knowledge management (KM) system to improve the flow of information about river restoration across Europe.


The open source system, supplied by Woking-based IT services company SFW, is in the midst of an agile development process in consultation with water managers, engineers and ecologists. The system is due to be completed in June and will belong to Restore, a partnership for river restoration in Europe comprising six fluvial organisations: the UK Environment Agency, River Restoration; Wetlands International and Dienst Landelijk Gebied in the Netherlands; the Finnish SYKE and Italian CIRF.

SFW to deliver interactive river restoration solution for the RESTORE partnership


The RESTORE partnership has selected SFW to develop an interactive knowledge management system to compile and share information on at least 500 river restoration projects throughout Europe. The Wiki-style online information source will be used by European government agencies, engineers, ecologists, planners and other parties involved in restoring rivers.