Thinking large scale

Full-Service Geospatial consultancy since 2019

About us

We are a group of internationally renowned scientists with a focus on hydro-ecological research, nature conservation, and policy applications.

As a team of Geographers, our way of thinking naturally bridges spatial scales. We typically work across large geographical extents using high-resolution data. This unique approach makes our results suited for decision making from local to global scales.


Our research explores the relationship between human activities and the environment.

We develop tailor-made environmental impact models and indicators to document the status of the environment and explore past and future trends.

Our global Free-Flowing River assessment, published in Nature, is an example for high-impact publishing, creating an information-rich, global dataset of rivers and their connectivity status using our datasets and scientific models.

Data & Tools

In addition to research, Confluvio does the legwork of creating and curating scientific datasets, in particular a variety of global data products belonging to the HydroSHEDS family.

These include hydrological frameworks (catchments, rivers networks, lakes, waterfalls, water infrastructure, etc.), as well as a wealth of linked attribute data.

All our data is fully integrated and available for common Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Policy applications

Our vision is to produce research and analysis that enables decision making geared towards policy applications.

For example, Confluvio collaborated with WWF Zambia and the Ministry of Energy of Zambia which resulted in the country's first national hydropower scenario assessment.

The collaboration resulted in tools that use trade-off analysis and optimization algorithms to helps explore the cost and benefits of ecosystem services and infrastructure.


Our services include: 

  • Tailor-made geospatial datasets and attributes
  • Scientific modeling and programming
  • GIS applications and tool development
  • Web site development and web mapping
  • Interactive Web Apps
  • Conservation assessments and planning
  • Indicator development
  • Decision making and policy support
  • Research and project design

Meet the Team

Our firm currently has three principal scientists. Together, we count on decades of experience and form a proven team with diverse skills and strengths.

Interested in joining Confluvio?

We are constantly looking to expand our pool of talented GIS developers and analysts

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