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Experiments of an IoT-based wireless sensor network for flood monitoring in Colima, Mexico

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posted on 21.05.2021, 10:47 by O Mendoza-Cano, R Aquino-Santos, J López-de la Cruz, Robert EdwardsRobert Edwards, A Khouakhi, I Pattison, V Rangel-Licea, E Castellanos-Berjan, MA Martinez-Preciado, P Rincón-Avalos, Paul LepperPaul Lepper, A Gutiérrez-Gómez, JM Uribe-Ramos, J Ibarreche, I Perez
Abstract Urban flooding is one of the major issues in many parts of the world, and its management is often challenging. One of the challenges highlighted by the hydrology and related communities is the need for more open data and monitoring of floods in space and time. In this paper, we present the development phases and experiments of an Internet of Things (IoT)-based wireless sensor network for hydrometeorological data collection and flood monitoring for the urban area of Colima-Villa de Álvarez in Mexico. The network is designed to collect fluvial water level, soil moisture and weather parameters that are transferred to the server and to a web application in real-time using IoT Message Queuing Telemetry Transport protocol over 3G and Wi-Fi networks. The network is tested during three different events of tropical storms that occurred over the area of Colima during the 2019 tropical cyclones season. The results show the ability of the smart water network to collect real-time hydrometeorological information during extreme events associated with tropical storms. The technology used for data transmission and acquisition made it possible to collect information at critical times for the city. Additionally, the data collected provided essential information for implementing and calibrating hydrological models and hydraulic models to generate flood inundation maps and identify critical infrastructure.

Funding

Flood Prediction using real time sensing Emergency Water Information Networks over mobile phone networks and WiFi (EWIN)

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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History

School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

Journal of Hydroinformatics

Volume

23

Issue

3

Pages

385-401

Publisher

IWA Publishing

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by IWA under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

08/03/2021

Publication date

2021-04-26

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

1464-7141

eISSN

1465-1734

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Paul Lepper. Deposit date: 20 May 2021