hyds presents Argos City together with Aquatec and Hidraqua to 34 municipalities in the Vega Baja de Alicante

After the process of setting up the Argos City system for 34 municipalities in Alicante, mainly in the Vega Baja of the Segura river, hyds has presented together with Aquatec and Hidraqua the functionalities of the developed system.

The basic objective of the Argos City service implemented is to provide the municipalities of the Vega Baja with an early warning system for floods. For this, it includes various types of information and alerts:

  • Official Adverse meteorological phenomena (FMA) notices from the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).
  • Rain gauge sensors from different organisms.
  • Weather forecast models from the European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).
  • Short-term rain forecasting products (nowcasting) and impact due to punctual rain (exceeding drainage capacity) and aggregate rain (growth of torrents and streams), based on radar information (using radar data from AEMET) using algorithms from the Center for Applied Research in Hydrometeorology of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (CRAHI-UPC).

Likewise, the system makes it possible to connect alerts with the self-protection plans of the various municipalities, helping to anticipate risk situations and monitor associated actions.

The system is completed with dissemination tools (SMS, email) and the ability to be used from any device (desktop, tables, mobile), which facilitates the management of risk situations by the civil protection teams of the municipalities.