GNSS Supported Measurement of Water Level for improved flood forecasting

Damages caused by floods to people and infrastructure are enormous, representing a grave economical and social problem.
Measured water levels are keystones for model calibration and flood forecasting. Today, water level measurements systems rely on fixed gauging stations.

Only few measurement stations exist even in large river systems. Gauging stations are complex and expensive, causing prob-lems for emerging countries.

G-WaLe shall offer possibilities to improve the calibration of flood forecasting models and control measures and to assist in crisis situations.