LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY RECEIVES GRANT FROM GLOBAL CHALLENGES RESEARCH
FUND FOR FLOOD PREDICTION
Loughborough, Leics. (9th June 2017) – Loughborough University is proud to announce it has been given a £1.700,000 grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. These funds will support the research into the Emergency Water Information Network (EWIN).
Teams from the UK and Mexico are working on ways to monitor flooding using phone systems. Minutes of warning are important and modern flood warning systems are critical for a country to protect its people and develop and grow its towns and cities. Flooding is the most severe of natural disasters humanity has to cope with concerning the loss of life, and the long-term effects of flooding have severely adverse social consequences. Unlike the UK that has a good flood defence system, many countries have not been able to afford the technology and have a poor response to flooding. However, many developing countries do now have access to modern cellular phone networks in their towns and cities. So in this project, we will discover how to use mobile phone networks combined with WiFi to help countries tackle flood risk.
“Floods are unstoppable so giving people time to get away is critical. Assisting developing countries to spot the signs using their phone networks will make a big difference to communities in Mexico who are at flood risk”
Dr Robert Edwards (PI for the EWIN Project)
The partners in this research are Loughborough University, the University of Mexico, the University of Colima, Dynamic Flow Technologies Limited and Siteldi.
Dynamic Flow Technologies Limited was formed in 2009 at the Loughborough Innovation Centre. Dynamic Flow Technologies have spent 7 years research & development and designed the world’s 1st Microwave WasteWater Meter. The Wastewater Meter provides a cost effective, reliable and accurate solution for measuring the flow rate of wastewater pipes. It is a unique product provides accurate wastewater metering through the non-intrusive microwave technology. The technology is IPR protected. The UK patent and the US patent were granted. The WasteWater Meter can monitor in real-time the sewage pipe to detect and alarm for blocked pipes, floods and leaks. The Remote Access Service connects the data to a comprehensive web dashboard, which displays Key Performance Indicators and allows the data to be downloaded to most spreadsheet programs for further analysis. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org