An early flash flood warning system using Machine to Machine (M2M) and cloud computing technology will be set up in the central province of Quang Nam as part of efforts to help local people effectively respond to natural disasters.

The project will be carried out by the Post and Telecommunications Institute of Technology and the provincial Department of Information and Communications under the assistance of experts from Japan’s Waseda University.

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The system comprising of three water speed and flow sensors and a solar energy-using server will be placed in the Nuoc Ui River in mountainous Nam Tra My district, which usually suffers flash floods and landslides in the rainy season.

A hydro-meteorological station will be also built in the upstream area of the river to aid the system’s flood forecasting capacity.

Once operational, these are expected to help mitigate impacts of climate change, thus ensuring safety for people in areas most vulnerable to natural disasters.

Experts hope to implement similar projects across the country in the future, contributing to promoting IT application to other fields.

Source: VNA