Digital Tools to Battle Floods
In recent years, extreme weather has occurred more frequently. The suddenness, abnormality, and unpredictability of floods and typhoons have become increasingly prominent; therefore, how to confront flooding has become more critical.
In August 2018, Jinhua Municipal Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters signed a contract with Alibaba Cloud to build the intelligent platform “Jinhua Flood Control Brain.” It will benefit flood control and decision-making in Jinhua. The whole project is divided into three stages: 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0.
At the end of 2018, the first stage was completed. Since 2019, Jinhua has continued to promote the construction of the second phase, integrating various functions such as monitoring and early warning, disaster risk assessment, emergency response initiation, rescue and disaster relief dispatching, and through the use of three different screens to interact with the information, including big data platform, PC computers, and mobile. It connects five administrative levels and various departments at the municipal level to achieve precise intelligent control of the entire process of flood control. (By Zhang Xinyu, translated by Lin Yuqin, edited by Mariam Ayad)