Adaptive flood forecasting for small catchment areas

Authors Bernhard Freudenthaler
Reinhard Stumptner
Editors Roberto Moreno-Diaz
Franz Pichler
Alexis Quesada-Arencibia
Title Adaptive flood forecasting for small catchment areas
Booktitle Computer Aided Systems Theory - EUROCAST 2015 Revised Selected Papers
Type in book
Publisher Springer
Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume 9520
ISBN 978-3-319-27339-6
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-27340-2_27
Month December
Year 2015
Pages 211-218
SCCH ID# 1586

In this paper a prototypical flood forecasting system for small catch-ment areas is presented. Due to the fact that flood forecasting models for small rivers normally not exist we developed an approach by combining a Continuous Situation Awareness (CSA) component with a workflow component. The CSA component permanently monitors sensor data and detects warnings which are presented to a decision maker. If the decision maker approves a warning, it is reported to the workflow component. The workflow component can dynamically react to changing situations and suggests preventive actions to a further user. That user can build a workflow and send tasks via a mobile client to emergency team leaders.