CRAHI is a technological innovation center of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) aimed at developing methodologies and models to support the management of: Hydrological cycle processes; hydrometeorological risks; water resources management; climate-induced emergencies, and adaptation to climate change. At CRAHI, observations and processing of remote sensing data are combined with innovative models and IT applications for forecasting and alerting to support the decision-making process and managing resources and emergencies
In 2006, HYDS was created as a spin-off initiative from CRAHI. HYDS aims at transferring R + D in innovative operational solutions in the field of hydrometeorology.
Since then, CRAHI has been evolving and expanding until consolidating itself as an International benchmark. The center offers tailor-made and demand-oriented services, helping national and international organizations and companies to design strategies to meet global challenges. The more than 20 years in high-quality research have positioned CRAHI as leaders at national and international level.