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Real-time Flood Forecasting System for Stormwater Management

Technology / Service Summary

The Real-time Flood Forecasting System enables a preventive stormwater management in urban area through the weather radar, IoT monitoring system and AI based model.


Due to the impact of climate change associated with global warming in recent years, flood damage from torrential rains has increased in urban area. there is a growing need to enhance organizations’ capabilities and make flood control activities more effective and preventive.


The rainfall is monitored and forecasted with high accuracy and resolution by the X-band Multi Parameter (X-band MP) weather radar.The AI based model is applied to forecast the water level and flooded area in a real-time using forecasted rainfall data.


Through this system, local government officials involved in disaster response can receive the real-time information of rainfall, water level and flooded area required for the implementation of effective and preventive flood control activities

Controlled Substance

Applicable Regions / Countries

  • Japan
  • Southeast Asia
  • Central/South Asia
  • China/ East Asia
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • Central/South America
  • ASEAN countries

    Indonesia,Cambodia,Singapore,Thailand,Philippines,Brunei Darussalam,Viet Nam,Malaysia,Myanmar,Lao PDR


10 local municipalities in Japan have deployed the system so far and some cities in ASEAN also have a keen interest in the system.

Related SDGs Goals

  • 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 13. Climate Action

Real-time Flood Forecasting System for Stormwater Management