Flood monitoring system saves livelihoods in Ho Chi Minh city

August 15th, 2022

Every year, severe urban flooding deteriorates the quality of life and economic growth in Ho Chi Minh City, affecting more than 60% of residents and causing billions of dollars of loss.
That’s why this new wireless sensor network for flood monitoring is so useful: combined with IoT (Internet of Things) technology it will provide real-time flood information and early warning to citizens of the city via a mobile phone app, allowing them to reroute or replan the day.
The ingenious system, which uses silicon carbide sensor technology, is the result of a collaboration between researchers at Australia’s Griffith University and Vietnam’s Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP) Labs and is funded by Aus4Innovation. The project team is installing pilot monitoring stations in Thu Duc this July-August and will scale up to the rest of the city when the system is perfected.