Tuesday, November 1, 2011
KISTERS wins WTO tender in SwitzerlandAachen, October 2011. KISTERS AG has won the tender for the WTO project “Hydrological Information System” of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). The national ground water and surface water monitoring unit of the FOEN (Department Hydrology) collects and publishes data and information content with regards to pollution, water quality, and general hydrological conditions in Switzerland.
Following an in-depth evaluation phase, the Swiss voted in favour of the intelligent software WISKI from the leading software provider for the energy and water sectors. The KISTERS solution will replace the data storage system currently used in order to meet current requirements and be able to master future challenges.
WISKI will be used as a data capture, evaluation, storage, and publication system for water and environmental information. The BAFU experts are additionally planning to utilise the system for strategy development with regards to ground water and surface water protection. The use of WISKI will mean that a single modern system is able to replace several old disparate systems. This will eliminate redundancies and guarantee consistency. The system will simplify the overall evaluation of meta- and production data, and improve data quality across the board. Additionally, the data verification process is supported by a comprehensive and up-to-date software tool. WISKI will therefore allow the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment to maintain complete control over several thousand stations and more than 5 million sample results.