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Inefficient combating of muskrats

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Flood hazard

An increased flood hazard because the flood defence does not meet the requirements and/or due to extreme conditions.

Muskrats can do great damage to dikes and sides of waterways because of them digging hallway systems. The water authority has the task to prevent the this damage as much as possible. One of these measures is catching these muskrats. Controlling the traps is a time consuming and labor intensive task and empty traps are checked unnecessary.



The Clickey-clam is a muskrat trap equipped with a Clickey-PRO. The Clickey-PRO is a wireless communication device that sends an automatic message when the trap is activated.



  • Dead muskrats do not lie unnecessary long in the water.
  • The muskrat catcher only have to sail to traps that are full and can adapt their route to that, which reduces the fuel costs and man hours.
  • Because of the installation of a nationwide wireless network, the costs of subscriptions and the purchase of cage-transmitters can be greatly reduced


  1. Topic Water quality
  2. Development state 6: System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  3. Water type Surface water

Submitted innovation Award

Water Innovation Award