SMART WATER MANAGEMENT. Case Study Report
Periodic and recurring floods and droughts are generating growing losses in the productive system of the Salado River Basin at both the environmental and social dimensions, increasing population and economic vulnerability in the area. In addition to this, unlike most other rivers, the landscape topography of the region that the Salado river flows through is extremely flat (endorreic watershed) and the agricultural production has had a net impact increasing the water table level. This creates a unique challenge for the Salado river as traditional mitigating hydraulic infrastructure such as dams rely on elevation gradients. A flat terrain reduces the options for conventional water management in the Salado. This project is based 100% on smart technologies using IoT data in real-time, satellite information and local IoT sensors. It has a collaborative platform where its performance increases as the users interact on the App by sending alerts (for example, when a rural route is blocked or in a bad condition) and early warnings.