Operational flood forecasting system including levee performance

This operational flood forecasting system takes real time levee performance into account. With this innovation a next step in the future of operational flood risk modelling- and crisis management will become available for areas behind levees which are in danger of flooding. In order to do this - two innovation steps are required:
Technology validated in relevant environment.
Fidelity of breadboard technology increases significantly. The basic technological components are integrated with reasonably realistic supporting elements so they can be tested in a simulated environment. Examples include “high-fidelity” laboratory integration of components.
There are already two operational flood forecasting systems running daily in Taiwan and in Australia. DAM software (including D-GeoStability) has been proven in competative manufacturing and is a well developed and known software.

How does it work?

The end-user gets its personal viewer/dashboard in the cloud (secured by password) and is able to send warning messages if flood risk becomes too high. In this dashboard/viewer the end-user can see every new update, can look back at historical results and can take a look in the future (2hrs ahead). Besides, the professional user can see the background information, like the water levels, the precipitation, the actual strength of the levees.

January, 2019
- TRL reduced from 7 to 5 according the info provided by the innovator and BRIGAID initial assessment by Sergio Contreras (WP3 leader)