HydroMaster cloud service for precipitation goes live in Canada
The cloud-based service helps Canadian authorities, cities, infrastructure stakeholders and emergency responders to better prepare for extreme weather events and become better informed during these events by minimising the risk of precipitation-related impacts on infrastructure and assets.
Extreme precipitation events and flash floods are increasing in frequency and severity across the globe with climate projections indicating a likely continuation into the future. Canada, too, is struggling to manage the consequences of climate change in the form of heavy rains, floods, and hurricanes.
HydroMaster coverage of Canada is now live. The cloud-based service helps Canadian authorities, cities, infrastructure stakeholders and emergency responders to better prepare for extreme weather events and become better informed during these events. High-resolution display and analysis of real-time and forecasted weather data are integrated with critical infrastructure data and mapping. This allows stakeholders to quickly identify the formation of very sudden and localized events, anticipate potential problems, and dig deeper into the relevant data for rapid and informed decision making and response.
As a secure hosted service, HydroMaster is available 24/7 and accessible from a variety of desktop and mobile platforms. It is less susceptible to outages during extreme events and eliminates extra costs associated with software, hardware or specialized staff.
Take a closer look at www.hydromaster.com
Several European countries have proven HydroMaster’s advantage, particularly at the municipal level and with water utilities. Local information, forecasts, and warnings for individual hotspots and catchments are based on a one-square-kilometer-resolution – proving much more useful than coarse large-scale data sets.
Expertise of joint venture partners
HydroMaster is a unique combination of expertise from meteorology, hydrology and IT industry leaders: Weather data and forecasts provided by the global weather authority MeteoGroup Ltd. are integrated with hydrological and hydraulic models developed by the research and engineering consultancy DHI A/S, within commercial water software managed at an ISO-certified data centre by KISTERS AG.
Coping with climate change
Extreme and highly localized weather events are appearing more frequently and heavily due to increased urbanization, population growth and climate change. They pose a direct threat to life, health, infrastructure, production and assets. Consequently, stakeholders in civil protection and the supply industry require increased awareness of future precipitation events, in order to adjust their decision-making and actions to deal with potential impacts of climate change.
More information: www.hydromaster.com