Hidromet: A Cloud-Based EWS Platform for Real Time Urban Flood Warning, at HIC11 in New York

Hydrometeorological Innovative Solutions (HYDS) and AQUALOGY will be presenting at 11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics (HIC 2014) an Early Warning System for real time urban flood warning based on radar nowcasting techniques. It runs in the cloud a hydraulic/hydrological model with radar, rain gauges and other sensors information, allows configuring warnings over different elements and actions to be triggered when the different warning levels are reached.

  • Álvaro Rodríguez, Xavier Llort, David Sancho, Rafael Sánchez-Diezma (HYDS), Ramón Bella, Vicente Gómez (AQUALOGY), 2014: “Hidromet: A Cloud-Based EWS Platform for Real Time Urban Flood Warning”, 11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, 17-21 August 2014, New York City, USA.
  • Presentation of the paper in Session R59: Real-time Control of Flood Events, on 18/Aug/2014: 3:45pm-5:30pm, in Room 201.

How does it relate to PEARL?

As an Early Warning System for real time urban flood warning based on radar nowcasting techniques, Hidromet contributes to work package 4 on Flood Forecasting and Early Warning Systems; particularly to Task 4.3 (“Advanced uncertainty tools and methods for early warning”) and Task 4.5 (“New methodologies, concepts and tools for effective dissemination of early warnings”).