Working in co-operation with PT Gistec Prima (Dam Disaster Management) of Indonesia, EMALTE is currently delivering the Ciujung Basin Flood Early Warning System (FEWS), in North Java, Indonesia.
After a 17 year gap between major projects in Indonesia, it is pleasing for the EMALTE Principle Consultant, Mark Wolf, to be once again operating in Indonesia, working alongside familiar local team members and assisting with Testing and Commissioning. In keeping with our high standards of technical resilience, EMALTE has conducted crucial training for the Indonesian public works department staff to ensure the competent operation of the EMALTE flood warning systems.
Funded by the Asian Development Bank, the significant project includes 3 types of infrastructure including: 21 Automatic Water Level Recording Stations (AWLRS); 4 Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) and 3 Siren Warning Stations (SWS). EMALTE designed and integrated the infrastructure currently being installed (November 2022) at a number of sites throughout the Basin. Once completed, the real time data generated from our data loggers will be stored and managed using our preferred software applications. This will allow the river and basin systems to be closely monitored by Indonesia’s Meterological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency (BMKG). Notably, in order to enhance preparation for future flood threats, a 2D hydraulic model will provide regular forecasts of impending flooding. The forecasts will enable those likely to be under threat from rising flood water additional time to secure belongings and move away from the flood zone.
EMALTE understands the importance of providing added security and peace-of-mind for local communities who live in an environment where harsh weather conditions can significantly impact their lives.