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Flood warning equipment developed at IMNU

2018-06-12 (chinadaily.com.cn)

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A presentation on new flood monitoring and warning equipment developed by Inner Mongolia Normal University (IMNU) is held at the university, on June 8. [Photo/imnu.edu.cn]

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An IMNU lecturer explains how the system operates at IMNU on June 8. [Photo/imnu.edu.cn]

A presentation on new urban flood monitoring and warning equipment developed by Inner Mongolia Normal University (IMNU) was held at the university, on June 8.

Supported by the Inner Mongolia government, the research project which developed the equipment was coordinated by an IMNU associate professor and lasted for six years. 

The equipment consists of a control machine, display screen and a set of smart systems monitoring flood hotspots and providing early warnings. 

The technology can help safeguard people living in flood-stricken areas and help protect against financial losses from property damage. 

In areas at risk of flooding, the equipment can be placed in locations such as sidewalks, overpasses, tunnels, shopping malls and on farmland. When water levels rise above a certain level, the equipment will sound an alarm to warn people; when water recedes to a safe level, the alarm will stop.

Before being promoted nationwide, the system will be operated in a road near Hohhot’s East Railway Station for a trail period during June.