The environment flows

Earthrise. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Watermotion and/or Waterbeweging

The motion of water ranges from small to huge seamlessly and is ubiquitous for

— its shaping power on the solid Earth
— its action as a carrier of matter, energy, life
— its interactions with atmosphere, weather, climate
— its influence on human needs, works and operations, and ambitions

Expertise in water motion commands being attuned in the physical, the conceptual, the digital, the computed, the written, and the spoken alike — Year on year, my involvement in water flows in the built and natural environments has led me to navigate a wide space delimited by books, computers, data, and people

On the one hand, Watermotion offers technical expertise on the questions of water motion that always puzzle, inspire and stimulate many: institutions, consultancies, contractors, civil-society organizations, communities, and individuals

On the other hand, and seamlessly, Watermotion offers coaching support for disseminating both rigorous research advances and sound consulting advice, and for digital literacy: think of programming, presenting, reporting and publishing — Humans are the pivots of past and future knowledge

Watermotion helps everyone • interpret rich data • distil relevant information • foster wise decisions • enrich human skilfulness — Especially with an engineering, environmental or geophysical basis, and not exclusively so

Consultancy · marketing · outreach · research

The versatile success portfolio >, accrued internationally since 1999, rests on four cornerstones

— consultancy
— marketing
— outreach and knowledge transfer
— research and development

The command of principles, methodologies and tools has already enabled Watermotion

— to unravel as diverse flow situations as those occurring in • lakes • rivers • estuaries • seas • navigational locks • fish passages
— to contribute to economic missions and calls for tenders
— to publish scientific contributions on turbulence, computer-based methods, and modelling of environmental flows

The testimonials > validate Watermotion’s long-standing record of tackling new challenges seriously and successfully — In short, no need to ‘fake it until you make it’

Solutions · answers

Watermotion knows how to match your quest for an answer — The breadth and depth of investigations are gauged carefully to address objectives appropriately and adequately — A unique blend of competencies > vouches for

— a broad knowledge base
— sensitivity to context and to sensitivities
— proven resourcefulness
— the ability of implementing specific and well-founded solutions

The solutions of Watermotion consist of or combine

• computer simulations
• data interpretation
• case studies
• literature reviews
• scoping studies
• quality assurance
• second opinions
• scientific and fact-based writing
• software development
• dissemination and commercial promotion
• coaching and capacity building
• support for international teamwork

The testimonials > attest the quality and efficacy consistently brought about in diverse situations by Watermotion thanks to its knowledge, capabilities and skills >

Cooperation · guidance · hard work · support

Watermotion plays the role that best corresponds to your needs, like

— expert partner
— coach
— interim workforce
— troubleshooter

Watermotion in action means the determination to make appreciation, evaluation and decision possible for complex and extensive topics — Rigorous thinking, industriousness and inventiveness are resources readily available to rely on — The testimonials and accolades > underline the value of the solutions delivered by Watermotion in any of its work roles

Thanks to the services and versatility of Watermotion, a host of benefits come within reach:

• accessing pre-emptive advice • leveraging problem-solving skills
• dispelling false economies • gaining edge by qualitative and/or quantitative definitions
• empowerment by learning • raising the eyesight over perceived barriers
• recognizing uncertainties • relieving criticalities
• facilitating communication and collaboration

The collaboration formats of • cooperation • guidance • hard work • support let you ripe the added values of your choice

More · contact

More information in this web space is arranged in

top of this page — for the vision, solutions and services of Watermotion
competencies < — for the knowledge base, capabilities and skills
portfolio < — for the track records in consultancy, marketing, outreach and research
they wrote < — for the testimonials and accolades

Let Watermotion know of your interests and suggestions with the contact form

Extra · behind the logo

Watermotion’s logo is a QR-like pattern of 17×17 pixels sketching the richness of the Earth’s surface and the ubiquity of water. In itself, the logo is no QR-encoding

The bright-blue squares represent the atmosphere — The yellow squares the sun — The green squares the natural (dry) environment — The red squares the built environment, like cities and factories

The colour shading within each quadrant conveys some notions important for the flowing environment:
• The shades of yellow remind of the radiating energy of the sun; we owe the Earth’s climate to it
• Outward paler shades of blue suggest the thinning of expanding air, and hint at the presence of randomness and entropy
• The outer darker green nurtures a lighter shade inside, in the same way as life enables growth by protection
• The darker shade of red encasing a brighter core reminds of the contained combustion of hearths and engines, hence of design and control

Then, the dark-blue drawings between the quadrants signify water in its many forms, namely
• In the right-hand gap, between the red buildings and the yellow sun, a level line hints at calm water. A 2-pixel-wide bay represents a harbour to the city
• In the mid upper gap, between sun and air, evaporation and precipitation cycle water upwards and downwards
• In the left-hand gap, between air and land, the water swells by the wind and waves
• In the mid lower gap, a river running from the land supplies the city with freshwater, and flows out into the sea

Finally, the black pixels in the lower right signify polluted water. Alas, it spreads out from the city and creeps into the land and sea

A creation of Giordano Lipari for Waterbeweging | Watermotion, 2014

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authored by Giordano Lipari · last edit May 2023

credits the Earthrise picture is of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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