Urban Water Management
Clean water is essential for the human beings. Life depends on water but water is also a limited resource. Urban areas are facing serious water supply challenges and in many dense populated places significant portion of distributed water is lost. Inadequately managed and operated water supply system will be costly and in the long term will affect to people well-being in the communities.
Water supplies must be managed in order to ensure availability of the water to the users and stakeholders. Therefore it is crucial to monitor and forecast the amount of the water in rivers and reservoirs in order to be able to control the water supply. Understanding the behavior of water enables better and more focused infrastructure planning to optimize the water distribution and management.
Vaisala hydrometeorological stations together with weather radar and data processing, provide valuable information about current and future amount of water thus support decision making of water management authorities.