Kisters AG (hydroMaster)
KISTERS is a worldwide leader in water monitoring data management software, cloud services and big data analytics solutions for hydrology, flood warning and the water industry in general. KISTERS Group companies develop, install, host and operate software and monitoring equipment for public authorities, agencies (including the English, Welsh, Scottish, and Irish environment agencies), consulting engineers, and water utilities. Application areas include groundwater and surface water monitoring, water quality data management, water supply and sewer network monitoring, natural disaster warning and management (especially flood and drought), meteorology and environmental monitoring. KISTERS integrates monitoring data, raster data (weather radar/satellite), modelling/simulation data, sample data, lab data, biological observation data all in one holistic software solution. KISTERS Group Member HyQuest Solutions manufactures robust field-proven online monitoring instrumentation such as IP data loggers, tipping bucket rain gauges, water level sensors, communication technology and customized solutions tailor-made to suite the specific flood monitoring needs of the customer. KISTERS has a long-standing experience in the field of building flood management / flood alert applications stating with rain and water level monitoring through data validation and management up to alerting and public information. Furthermore, KISTERS, in cooperation with MeteoGroup and DHI, developed and operate HydroMaster. With HydroMaster, KISTERS supports customers to limit the impact of heavy rain events on operations, assets and infrastructures. The professional cloud service for weather information and forecasts helps local authorities, cities and municipalities, infrastructure owners and utility companies to be better informed and prepared. Extreme and highly localised weather events are appearing more frequently, meaning stakeholders in civil protection and the supply industry require an increased awareness of future precipitation events in order to adjust their decision-making and actions to deal with potential impacts of climate change. Severe weather events pose a direct threat to life, health, infrastructure, production and assets. Such threats are becoming increasingly severe due to increased urbanisation, population growth and climate change. About KISTERS AG KISTERS is a group of fast growing IT companies with 500+ employees, headquarters in Aachen, Germany, and numerous national and international subsidiaries. KISTERS offers leading software solutions for the sustainable management of water, energy and air. Expertise, commitment and sector experience make KISTERS a much sought-after partner. KISTERS` Global Water Solution is a framework for building efficient customer solutions based on modern technology and in-depth understanding of application areas and markets. Solutions include, among others, surface and ground water monitoring, meteorology, water quality and urban drainage deployed at hundreds of customer sites with many thousands of licenses worldwide.