photrack AG

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photrack is all about measuring flows with images. Our main business are discharge measurements of rivers, streams, irrigation furrows with webcams & smartphones. 3D particle tracking velocimetry (3D-PTV) of objects moving in water or air is our second expertise.

For discharge measurements we offer two systems, the DischargeKeeper, a fixed IP camera with local processing and the Android smartphone app Discharge. Currently, our systems are being used and tested in Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, India, China, Canada, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethipia, Kyrgyzstan, and soon to come also in Mozambique and Tajikistan.

With our strong background in 3d particle tracking off more than 15 years experience we can offer custom designed systems matching your needs. The 3D-PTV technique allows for whole field, full 3D access to the path, velocities and acceleration of objects of any shape. Our experience ranges from lab conditions to field experiments, employing multiple cameras or our special image splitter, which allows for several view points with just one camera.

 

News

  • Workshop Household Water Filters in Emergency

    11. February 2019 | at Eawag in Dübendorf Household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) devices are an essential element within humanitarian emergencies to improve quality of drinking water and achieve health impact. However, evidence that HWTS products are used correctly and consistently in emergency settings is limited. To increase the ability of Humanitarian Agencies […]
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  • Call for Experts | River Restoration/Renaturation

    The Global Program Water (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation) is looking for experts in river restoration / renaturation available to present/transfer Swiss experience on the topic into the municipal administration of Teheran. For more information please contact Mrs. Eileen Hofstetter in case of interest or any further reference.
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  • Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sustainable Water Resources

    Postgraduate studies at ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering Applications are now being accepted for the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sustainable Water Resources, a one year postgraduate program at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland. The program begins in September 2019 and is taught in English. The MAS is designed […]
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  • Call for Abstracts | European Water Association

    The European Water Association (EWA) Spring Conference organized by the Danish Water Forum (DWF) in cooperation with ATV Soil and Groundwater to take place in Copenhagen 9 – 10 May 2019 herewith invites authors to submit abstracts for oral presentations or posters. The theme for the conference is Advanced Technologies and Solutions for Groundwater Management […]
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  • Why Shit Matters – TED TALK

    3 billion people worldwide live in cities without sewers or wastewater treatment plant infrastructure. This forces them to dump their waste into open waters, contaminating the drinking water for others downstream. Imagine if we could harness nutrients in wastewater instead of harming human and environmental health. Christoph Lüthi from Eawag sees a renewable, locally produced […]
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  • New Entrepreneurial Committee for Responsible Business

    New Entrepreneurial Committee for Responsible Business Launched on 26 November 2018, The “Economic Committee for Responsible Business” already has over 100 supporters from the Swiss private sector – and is open to new members. The Economic Committee for Responsible Business stands for the correct treatment of people and the environment and is committed to the […]
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Events

Webinar SDG 6Tuesday, 20. June 2017 to Tuesday, 27. June 2017
Watershed Management Seminar – Example Freibourg, CHTuesday, 27. June 2017Auditorium Joseph Deiss
Aguasan Networking ApéroThursday, 29. June 2017Schloss Spiez
Event on Water Risk at the G21 – Swisstainability ForumThursday, 29. June 2017Swiss Tech Convention Center EPFL, Lausanne
Save the Date: SWP Event on GroundwaterSunday, 27. August 2017Stockholm City Conference Center
SWP Booth and Innovation Tent at the WWWSunday, 27. August 2017 to Friday, 01. September 2017Stockholm City Conference Center
Invitation: Swiss Reception at the World Water WeekMonday, 28. August 2017
Event at Swiss Booth in StockholmThursday, 31. August 2017
Webinar: Introduction to Remote Sensing of Harmful Algal BloomsTuesday, 05. September 2017 to Tuesday, 26. September 2017
Discovery Days 2017Thursday, 07. September 2017 to Friday, 08. September 2017EAWAG
High Level Panel on Water & PeaceThursday, 14. September 2017
MOOC: A Resilient Future: Science and Technology for Disaster Risk ReductionFriday, 15. September 2017
Invitation – 1st Asian International Water WeekWednesday, 20. September 2017 to Saturday, 23. September 2017
Call for Application – European Youth Parliament for WaterSunday, 01. October 2017 to Saturday, 07. October 2017
European Water Stewardship ConferenceWednesday, 04. October 2017
NSL Colloquium: Common Water – The Future of an Alpine ResourceSaturday, 21. October 2017ETH Zürich
International IWA Conference “S2small2017”Sunday, 22. October 2017 to Thursday, 26. October 2017
Save the Date: SWP Learning EventThursday, 26. October 2017ETH Zürich
SWP Learning Event “Assessment of Surface and Groundwater”Thursday, 26. October 2017NADEL
SWISS WATER INTEGRITY AWARD 2017Tuesday, 31. October 2017
E-Learning Course: Introduction to Water DiplomacyMonday, 06. November 2017 to Sunday, 03. December 2017
SAVE THE DATE: SDG WATER EVENTWednesday, 08. November 2017
SDG Water EventWednesday, 08. November 2017Allresto
Vertiefungskurs: Sedimentmanagement in FliessgewässernWednesday, 22. November 2017EAWAG Dübendorf
Regional Youth MeetingThursday, 23. November 2017 to Monday, 27. November 2017
Climate Change: The Clock is Ticking – Swiss Innovations and Engagement for Safe Drinking Water and SanitationTuesday, 28. November 2017 sanu future learning ag
Grey, green or hybrid? The Potential of nature-based solutions for DRRWednesday, 06. December 2017 to Thursday, 07. December 2017ABZ Spiez
Grey, Green or Hybrid? The Value of Nature-Based Solutions for DRRWednesday, 06. December 2017 to Friday, 08. December 2017
Geneva Water Hub – Water Talks No. 4Thursday, 01. February 2018
Journées Biennales des Géosciences et de l’EnvironnementMonday, 12. February 2018
Youth and Water IIThursday, 15. February 2018
Save the Date: SWP Info Event on the SWP-Financing FacilityFriday, 02. March 2018HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation,
Youth and Water IFriday, 16. March 2018 to Friday, 23. March 2018
Call for Application “ReSource Award” 2019 (Swiss Re Foundation)Friday, 16. March 2018
Call for Participation: Swiss Booth at World Water Forum 2018Sunday, 18. March 2018 to Friday, 23. March 2018
SWP Member Workshop for World Water DayThursday, 22. March 2018Caritas Switzerland
Call for Application: SWEP Communication CoordinatorMonday, 26. March 2018
Innovate for Water | Nairobi, KenyaThursday, 26. April 2018 to Friday, 27. April 2018
Apply for the Cewas Start-Up Programme 2018Monday, 30. April 2018
SWP General Assembly 2018Tuesday, 29. May 2018
Clean Water and Sanitation – related SDG’s and rights in KenyaMonday, 11. June 2018
Aguasan WorkshopMonday, 25. June 2018 to Friday, 29. June 2018
Tech4Dev 2018 International ConferenceWednesday, 27. June 2018 to Friday, 29. June 2018Swiss Tech Convention Center EPFL, Lausanne
Call for Papers: Tech4Dev 2018Wednesday, 27. June 2018 to Friday, 29. June 2018
Save the Date: Tech4Dev 2018 – Voices of the Global SouthWednesday, 27. June 2018 to Friday, 29. June 2018
Tech4Development: Early bird registration extended!Wednesday, 27. June 2018 to Friday, 29. June 2018SwissTech Convention Center
Swiss Events at Stockholm World Water WeekSaturday, 25. August 2018 to Friday, 31. August 2018
Book a Slot at the Swiss Booth!Sunday, 26. August 2018 to Friday, 31. August 2018Stockholm City Conference Center
SWP Learning Event “Assessment of Surface and Groundwater”Thursday, 06. September 2018NADEL
Deadline Extended! SWP Learning Event “Surface and Ground Water”Wednesday, 05. September 2018 to Thursday, 06. September 2018NADEL
Special Seminar: Water, sanitation, and hygiene in international humanitarian response | Prof. Daniele LantagneWednesday, 19. September 2018 to Thursday, 20. September 2018Forum Chriesbach C20, Eawag Dübendorf
LEARNING EVENT: DRR and water – from local infrastructure to the watershed levelThursday, 25. October 2018
Innovate4Water Abuja | WaterpreneursMonday, 26. November 2018 to Wednesday, 28. November 2018
F2F Event “Facing Climate Change”Wednesday, 28. November 2018
Seminar on Transboundary Water GovernanceWednesday, 28. November 2018 to Thursday, 29. November 2018
Innovate for Water – KisumuWednesday, 06. February 2019 to Thursday, 07. February 2019
Call for Abstracts: 1st World Summit on Leave no One BehindWednesday, 06. February 2019 to Friday, 08. February 2019
International Climate Show | LausanneWednesday, 13. February 2019 to Thursday, 14. February 2019
Global Water Summit | LondonMonday, 08. April 2019 to Wednesday, 10. April 2019
35. Aguasan Workshop | Call for ApplicationsSunday, 12. May 2019 to Friday, 17. May 2019
SWP General Assembly 2019Wednesday, 12. June 2019

Thematic expertise

Geographic expertise

Contact Person

Dr. M. Luetscher - marc.luetscher@isska.ch

Projects

  • Join the cewas Start-Up Program

    Kickstart your own business with the cewas Start-up Programme! The cewas Start-up Programme supports dedicated entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas for a sustainable development of the water and sanitation sector. cewas is a Swiss-based non-profit competence centre combining expertise in sustainable water, sanitation and resource management with business innovation. The cewas Start-up Programme consists […]
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  • Water Convention Singapore 2018 – Call for Papers!

    Apply Now – Water Convention 2018: Call for Papers The Water Convention, which is the main event at the SIWW, welcomes water practitioners and leaders to share their best practices, strategies and applied technological solutions which address the challenges and provide opportunities under the following domains or themes: Delivering Water from Source to Tap Effective […]
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Documents

English

2016 Annual Report [pdf - 7.87 MB]
Global Programme Water – Portfolio 2017 [pdf - 15.62 MB]This document describes the Portfolio for 2017 of the Global Programme Water. The endeavours of the Global Programme Water meet key global challenges related to the management of water resources, including access to drinking water and the productive use of water in agriculture, [...]
Global Programme Water – Strategy 2017-2020 [pdf - 1.84 MB]This document describes the new Strategy 2017-2020 defined by the Global Programme Water.The Global Programme Water (GPW) is a catalyst promoting policy changes and the implementation of innovative solutions. It is a bridge builder, positioning water and sanitation on the international [...]
SWP Statutes 2016 [pdf - 514.33 KB]