BWI digitizes watersheds

BWI, which stands for Blue Water Intelligence, is a hydrology startup company established in June 2022 in Toulouse, France. BWI specializes in continental surface water monitoring, and forecasting of inland water quality, levels, volumes and river discharge around the globe. Our 3-word pitch is ‘BWI Digitizes Watersheds’. Currently, BWI services are available or in the process of becoming available in Europe (France), Africa (starting with Senegal) and South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Nepal), and is willing to expand to new geographical areas.

River flow and water level forecasts is what BWI provides

Continental freshwater data & insights


of the Earth’s water is fresh. Together, let’s take good care of this scarce and yet vital resource, so that it will be available for our future generations too! 

A State-of-the-Art approach to predicting streamflow, water levels and water quality

BWI brings together in-situ data, spaceborne observations and machine learning to feed and empower hydrological and hydrodynamical models.

As a provider of online subscription-based services, BWI aims to make scalable – across space and time – hydrological data to address climate change induced water stress.

Help governments and companies adapt to climate change

Improvements in the forecasting of water resource availability, water quality, flood forecasts, water management, and drought forecasts both at local and regional scales will help local authorities and businesses build climate resilience, as well as contribute to enabling scientists to better understand the water cycle.

At BWI, we also want to accelerate the transition to a low carbon society by enabling low carbon industries, such as, for instance, hydropower electricity generation or inland water transportation, to grow at maximum speed.

Hydrological Virtual Stations to help our clients digitize river basins

Public authorities & institutions

Predict water hazards and provide water-related monitoring (quality, streamflow, levels, volumes)

BWI builds predictive flood and drought early warning systems for risk managers, municipalities, basin management authorities and international finance institutions. With accurate flood forecasts, it makes live much easier when it comes to disaster response. BWI also provides predictive water quality monitoring solutions. To simulate the propagation of turbidity, contaminants and invasive plants along river networks.
Science and risk portfolio managers

Data on water levels, updated daily, from a low-orbit hydrological constellation of nanosatellites

BWI is working on making the SMASH concept (Small Altimetry Satellites for Hydrology), bord at research center LEGOS and designed at CNES (Phase A completed), a reality to cover the globe with continental surface water level measurement points updated on a daily basis. 30.000 comparable inland water height data points updated daily would be tremendous material for scientists, NGOs, governments, basin authorities as well as for global corporations such as insurance and industry.
Run-of-river hydropower operators and energy aggregators

Forecast river discharge and water levels accurately

BWI enables run-of-river hydropower operators to increase revenues by making possible the integration of riverflow predictions in their business processes. BWI is capable of accurately predicting future river discharge and deliver this valuable hydrological data to hydropower operators and energy traders through an API.

The people who form the Blue team

Philippe Gautier (France), Eng.

Chairman of the Board

Jeremy Fain (France), M.Sc.

Chief Executive Officer

Amandine Delom (France), M.A.

Communications Manager

Morgane Carra (France), B.A.

Human Resources Business Partner

Piotr Stępnicki (Poland), M.Sc.

Chief Technology Officer – Computer Vision specialist

Olivier Chazal (France), M.Sc.

Head of Programs – Environment and Energy specialist

Aurélien Bricier (France), Eng.

Senior Product Owner – Image Processing specialist

Annie Puchot (France), Eng.

Space Systems Engineer – Satellite Operations specialist

Anil Kumar Khanal (Nepal), Ph.D.

Hydrologist – High Mountains Remote Sensing specialist

Mohamad Hamze

Mohamad Hamze (Lebanon), Ph.D.

Product Owner – Agriculture & Irrigation Remote Sensing specialist

Syedur Aftab (Bangladesh), MBA

Bangladesh Country Director

Md. Mejbah Uddin (Bangladesh), Eng.

Bangladesh Deputy Country Director

Sundara Nataraja Amancharla (India), B.Sc.

Senior Software Engineer – Computer Vision specialist

Audrey Gabbay (France), Eng.

Software Engineer – Computer Vision specialist

Mathieu Arthaud (France), Eng.

Software Engineer – GIS specialist


Clément Xanxo (France), B.Sc.

Public Sector Business Development Representative

Thibault Plouviez (France), B.Sc.

DevOps & SysAdmin

Khairul Alam (Bangladesh), Eng.

Bangladesh Projects Manager


Krish Sri Datta Polina (India), B.Sc.

Junior Marketing & Operations Manager

Meryem Abid (Morocco), Eng.

Junior Software Engineer

Mouad Khaznaoui (Morocco), Eng.

Junior Software Engineer

Didier Alary (France), Eng.

Space Systems Advisor

Henri Jacquet-Francillon (France), Eng.

Hydropower Advisor

François Helloco (France), Ph.D.

Weather and Climate Science Advisor

+ 6 open full-time positions in Toulouse and in Paris

+ 6 open full-time positions in Toulouse and in Paris

Feeling like joining us? 

Apply to BWI

See our career page, and drop us a line with your LinkedIn profile URL.

Careers at BWI

Our reference shareholder, Hemeria, holds a minority (<20%) stake in BWI:

BWI is a proud resident of a startup accelerator named DISTRICT:

BWI technical partners

How about we get in touch? 

Talk to us

Whether you are a talent passionate about fresh water monitoring and looking for a new challenge (send us your résumé!), a journalist covering news on climate resilience solutions (we tell a story of hope with passion), an impact/climate tech/infrastructure/SaaS venture fund willing to invest in a more sustainable future (in crisis lies an opportunity always), a potential client (looking to climate proof your assets by digitizing your basins of interest), or a future partner, feel free to drop us a line. We will get back to you shortly!

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