Department of Water Resources , Taoyuan City, Taiwan
As the extreme climate change has seriously challenged urban capacity to withstand flood, the technical means are not enough to support the current situation. As a result, DWRT integrates the rainfall data of neighboring cities and develops a system which provides the disaster prevention information through a dashboard and displays the information by map overlay. Through the System, more than 250 water information sensors are able to share the data just in time, the efficiency of disaster warning and preparation has been greatly increased.
Besides, citizens in Taoyuan daily living sphere can obtain customized information which is published on the Water Resources Information APP. The APP design is user-friendly and it provides various functions about disaster prevention in life. Citizens are encouraged to adopt self-protection in regard to disaster response, with the help of the System, Taoyuan will become a safe and a sustainable city.
Taoyuan City Intelligent Disaster Prevention Application
Taoyuan City continuously develop intelligent disaster prevention, monitor real-time rainfall, river water level, sewer water level, and footages of 155 places in flood-prone area. The government also introduced flooding image recognition mechanism, building the water information monitoring network step by step. While the torrential rain approaches, there are 9 water gates designed on the concept of disaster prevention, those can be switched remotely and automatically, immediately proceed disaster preparedness. Properly process a big amount of sensor data through “Water Information System for Decision-making”, provide integrated water information prediction. In addition, the Water Resources Information System APP publicize information about water information and disaster prevention, provides early warning, flooding events notification, evacuation and shelters, etc. It also contains a LINE Bot, specializes in flooding disaster prevention and making every autonomous disaster prevention staff a disaster specialist. In the future, it is expected to develop fully automatic flood control technology, and build a resilient city where citizens can live in harmony with water.