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Open Source Weather Stations for Water Management and Climate Observatory

Since 2013, the International Water Management Institute has been developing Open Source Weather Stations. These open-source solutions can be built at very low cost and give any agency using them full control over development, installation, operation, maintenance, and the resulting data. A variety of sensors can be plugged into the stations to enable multiple use cases. Because of their open-source nature, anyone can build and deploy them. In addition a variety of business can, and have been, set up providing further development of the devices or related services. Although there is a learning curve, the devices could be excellent solutions for land, water, and environmental management agencies, farmers, weather and climate monitoring, and many other purposes. More information can be found on IWMI's knowledge hub at: http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/resources/mobile-weather-stations/

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