Managing critical water assets
Cost-efficient water-cycle services
Awareness & understanding
Increase food production
Welfare & healthy growth
Ensuring safe water
Access to timely water data
Reliable observation and forecasting
Sustainable water infrastructures
Efficient and competitive
Support, prevent and improve
Innovative, fast and low risk
Cost effective and scalable
Improve community resilience to flash floods.
Floods are the most common type of natural disasters. Flash floods mainly occur as a result of heavy rains, sometimes combined with snowmelt, that quickly fill low areas because the ground cannot absorb it. As a result, smaller channels such as streams and creeks, quickly rise in very short times making it difficult to send warnings ahead of time. As only main rivers are gauged, warning alerts based on river gauge trends and weather forecasts underestimate the risk of flooding because they don’t take into account smaller channels and surface water.
Urban areas are very vulnerable to flash floods because runoff through the impervious surfaces quickly exceed the capacity of the collection system. Consequently, low spots such as underpasses, underground parking garages, basements are flooded potentially causing deaths and large property damages losses.
ADASA provides flash flood alert systems backed by a hydrodynamic model considering terrain topography and land cover coupled with high-resolution weather forecasts. Our experience with flood forecasting enables our systems to send ahead of time warnings that allow taking resilience measures that may save lives and reduce property damage losses. Model continuous runs will update results and warning insights (depth and time of occurrence) as soon as new weather forecasts are available, usually four times a day.
Guadiana River IWRMS
Guadiana River Basin Authority
Enhancing flood and drought risk awareness and response.
Flood Early Warning System
Duero River Basin Authority
Enhancing flood risk awareness and response.
Early Warning System of São Tomé and Príncipe
National Institute of Meteorology and National Directorate for Energy
Accurate hydrometeorological data to protect farmers and fishers.