In the wake of the catastrophic flood events in Belgium and Germany in July 2021, Trends Magazine spoke with three Flemish companies on how to deal with such disasters in times of a changing climate. Besides prevention, preparedness is critical in dealing with flooding, and the Internet of Things (IoT) application of Fluves to monitor water levels will play a major role in this.
Project manager Sacha Gobeyn and modelling expert Niels De Vleeschouwer envision a future in which every kilometer of river and stream is equipped with an IoT water level sensor. Using these sensors, local issues such as blockages can be detected within minutes, allowing authorities to take rapid action. Such low-cost IoT level sensors are already being installed by Fluves today as part of several pilot and commercial projects.
Read the article in Trends magazine here (in Dutch).
To learn more about Fluves’ IoT solutions for flood management, check our river applications page.Read more
De Tijd interviewed Fluves CEO Thomas Van Hoestenberghe about the potential of and innovations in our precious North Sea: offshore wind, aquaculture, autonomous shipping, sustainable shipping and top companies conquering the offshore world. It all happens on the barely 67 km long Belgian coastline! Read the full article in Dutch here: Article De Tijd.
Since the start, Fluves is fully dedicated to building a clean water system. Every minute thousands of our sensors track the water status in rivers, pipelines and other flow infrastructure. Only last months, scores of our water quality sensors were installed by the Flemish Environmental Agency to track water salinization.
In 2019, 61 million cubic meters of drinking water were lost in Flanders due to leaking water pipes. Locating these leaks is a crucial step to mitigate the loss. With DALI®, we provide utility managers with the technology to continuously monitor pipelines and detect leaks.