Weather systems not always are quick or accurate enough to predict floods in time to prevent personal or environmental damages. The flood monitoring and warning system developed by ENVIRA IoT receives accurate and reliable information about real risks, so measures to protect the most vulnerable areas can be established and Public Administrations can collect real data to generate statistics for the design of optimal protection strategies.
The warning system includes:
ENVIRA IoT’s system controls the flow and its behavior in real time, detects possible water courses and alerts about the flood risk with real and accurate data. It includes autonomous stations located at strategic points, equipped with a datalogger that reads the data captured by the sensors. Besides the sensors for the level of watercourses, sensors for temperature and humidity, turbidity, water speed, capacity, etc. can be installed.
A series of determinants identifying and predicting a certain event can be defined for each station, with the purpose of sending a warning to the control center and to the users predefined from the beginning.
These meters include a radar sensor with a maximum range from 10 to 70 meters. This technology enables independent measurements of the environmental conditions and high availability because, due to the contactless monitoring principle, there is an absence of wear and maintenance.
The Dashboard displays the location of stations together with their synoptic information. Quickly and reliably, the operator can see the general state of each station in real time. The online stations are displayed in green, while the stations not communicating are displayed in red.
Those stations in green display the flow measured each moment: the larger the station is displayed on the dashboard, the larger is the river flow.
With the data captured by the stations, the platform Envira DS can generate historical graphics and reports to be exploited later on, automatically by smart machine learning systems or by knowledgeable and experienced staff specialized in hydrology and the environment.
Acquisition and communication electronics continuously control the level of water and the delivery of data to the control center at planned intervals.
If a preset level or flow is surpassed, it generates data communication through SMS or e-mails to the authorized users.
The solution can be integrated with the early flood warning systems (EFWS) of Public Administrations.
Timely detection of possible flood risks and floods.
Highly reliable and available real-time data.
Tailored solution that can be integrated with external developments at any level (device, connectivity, cloud or user application).
Total adaptation and integration with emergency plans.
Creation of historic data for Administrations.
Low energy consumption.
An unlimited number of devices can be included in future extensions.
Far-reaching bidirectional communications.
Long working life of the equipment.