Development of a Low Cost Community Based Real Time Flood Monitoring and Early Warning System

Authors(4) :-Abimbola Atijosan, Ayodeji Olalekan Salau, Rahmon Ariyo Badru, Taofeek Alaga

In most developing countries, flood monitoring and early warning systems are critical due to the devastating effects of flooding on lives and properties. Unfortunately, in developing countries a vast majority of citizens living in high risk flood zones do not have any flood monitoring/early warning system and in the eventuality of a flood, lives, properties and means of livelihood are greatly affected. This paper therefore proposes the development of a low cost, community based, real time flood monitoring and early warning system. A prototype was implemented to validate the proposed flood monitoring and early warning system using low cost of the shelf components. The proposed system employs the use of low cost Arduino Uno microcontrollers and other low cost devices to detect potential flood and alert the community in real time. Results obtained shows that the proposed system is robust and effective for flood monitoring and early warning.

Authors and Affiliations

Abimbola Atijosan
Cooperative Information Network, National Space Research and Development Agency, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Ayodeji Olalekan Salau
Cooperative Information Network, National Space Research and Development Agency, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Rahmon Ariyo Badru
Cooperative Information Network, National Space Research and Development Agency, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Taofeek Alaga
Cooperative Information Network, National Space Research and Development Agency, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

Flood Monitoring, Early Warning System, Real Time, Low Cost

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 3 | May-June 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-06-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 189-195
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET173344
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Abimbola Atijosan, Ayodeji Olalekan Salau, Rahmon Ariyo Badru, Taofeek Alaga, " Development of a Low Cost Community Based Real Time Flood Monitoring and Early Warning System , International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.189-195, May-June.2017
URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET173344

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