Technologies & applications

Smart levees will, in most cases, be linked to a monitoring system. Designing a monitoring system involves selecting measurement technologies. Measurement technologies include sensors (installed in, on or under the levee, on the surface or at variable distances) that supply information about the relevant parameters indicating levee behaviour (such as water pressure, deformation, temperature or electrical conductivity). In the future this section of the Smart Levee Guideline will describes and categorises the various measurement technologies.

In addition to measurement technologies, monitoring systems also include data analysis systems and data storage systems. Data analysis systems convert data into information by making adjustments, modelling and visualisation. The measurement technologies generate data that serve as input for the data analysis systems. Data storage systems regulate data collection, data transport, data storage and the return of processed data. One example is the Dike Data Service Centre (DDSC).