BMT WBM Awarded Top Honours at FMA National Flood Congress
BMT WBM, Melbourne Water and Deltares have just taken out Project of the Year at the 2017 FMA Excellence Awards in Newcastle. The project involved the design, development and delivery of a Flood Information Decision Support System (FIDSS) to help Melbourne Water forecast floods and manage assets and infrastructure before and during flood events.
FIDSS uses real-time rainfall and river levels data, as well as forecasted information, to provide accurate and timely flood mapping for an event as it unfolds. Using the DELFT-FEWS framework, FIDSS incorporates various alerts, which are automatically pushed out to stakeholders once triggers are reached. The alerts allow State Emergency Services and flood prone residents to take early action to mitigate impacts of flooding.
BMT WBM currently provides round the clock support and maintenance to Melbourne Water to ensure that FIDSS is functioning as expected and in anticipation for future flood events.