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Stichting Flood Control Secures a Smarter Levee Monitoring Solution That Prevents Flooding in the Netherlands and Potentially Saves Lives

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Executive Summary

Stichting Flood Control is a foundation that aims to develop new flood control measures in the Netherlands. A vital part of the Netherlands government's operation is to monitor and inspect levees across the country. Traditionally, levees are inspected visually, but this method cannot detect the true conditions inside the levee. Facing more frequent and increasingly severe weather conditions, high water levels and droughts, the government was looking for new ways to improve its ability to monitor and inspect levees. IBM worked with the Netherlands - based Deltares (Delta Technology Experts) and TNO (A Scientific Research Organization) to develop and implement a robust monitoring solution for sensor networks in order to understand the stability of levees.

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