An early warning system for lake flooding in support of civil protection
DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW SOLUTIONS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN EASY-TO-UPDATE SYSTEM SUPPORTING CIVIL PROTECTION ACTIVITIES
Several studies on predict an increase in high-intensity precipitations in Europe, which is likely increase the frequency and magnitude of flood events.
Early warning systems (EWS) are used for predicting, communicating, and responding to floods. An existing EWS was renewed to meet new requirements. The new system design was based on the Service Oriented Architecture pattern. Open source software was used throughout the system. Open source approach was found desirable for several reasons: cost reduction, independence from proprietary policies, the right to access and modify the source code, and because of the good support provided by the open source software community.