Today, utilities are complex companies operating in different sectors, from energy, to the water cycle, to waste disposal. Particularly in urban contexts, these companies are the terminal of the administrations facing the citizen and his primary needs. For them, a deep and accurate territorial knowledge and its dynamics is essential. Considering only the hydraulic aspect, the context has been affected in the last 30 years by so-called global warming and the climatic changes generated by it, namely the severe impact of increasingly aggressive weather on sewage and purification systems, often sized with outdated criteria.
To meet these needs, Radarmeteo has developed digital platforms that enable close and detailed monitoring of weather events, as well as decision-support systems that use machine learning algorithms and can be built for specific basins or sub-basins. These systems are able to support the development of effective decision-making strategies and to store previous settings and results using an interactive and user-friendly interface.
The interactive web platform in which all operational weather services and products are integrated; it is easy to consult and provides immediate, global, and shared information on current weather events and their evolution, to facilitate decision making even in complex organisational contexts.
Access to the platform allows one to obtain a complete and real-time overview of the state and evolution of the weather situation; the user can view radar weather data, in situ weather station data, forecast models and other Radarmeteo services. All on the WebGIS system.
Weather radar has the function of detecting atmospheric precipitation (rain, hail, and snow) in real time. Radarmeteo collects the data detected by the various national radars and integrates them into the dedicated mosaic plot; has also developed the Nowcasting functionality for short-term forecasting.
The platform and related services are optimised for access from all mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), allowing quick and mobile consultation of weather data.
The weather service that allows the user to obtain quantitative, detailed, and updated information every 60 minutes on the precipitation accumulations expected in the next 72 hours, relating them to the climatology of the territory.
The algorithm at the base of RainCast® provides, with hourly updates, the detailed forecast of the precipitation accumulation on the zone of interest for the next 72 hours, specifying the expected quantities in the requested time windows (e.g. 1, 3, 6, 12, 24, 48, 72hrs).
RainCast® provides a more accurate quantitative estimate of predicted precipitation compared to standard forecasting products thanks to the integration of modelled weather data with nowcasting data from weather radar.
The quantitative forecast information is correlated to the histories of the precipitation events of the monitored area, thus also providing a territorial contextualisation and allowing the completion of information with other important parameters (e.g. the return period of the forecasted event) to understand the scope of the upcoming event.
W.I.S.E. – Wastewater Integrated System Enhancement®
The real-time decision support system, based on machine learning algorithms, for the prediction and mitigation of flooding from rain and wastewater in urban areas.
The system collects, integrates and stores data of various kinds (meteorological, topographical, network, etc.) processing them in real time to provide information that can be used in the Operator’s operational tasks.
The system, through a dedicated dashboard, sends alert messages on the expected intense precipitation events and provides indications on the best strategies to be implemented to reduce their impact on the sewer network.
The complexity of W.I.S.E. does not allow its standard application in diverse contexts; yet, by structuring the ad-hoc system on specific territories and infrastructures, this characteristic favour effectiveness and positive impact on the Operator’s activities.
Customers who support our growth
Radarmeteo collaborates with Utility (in the sectors of water management, energy and gas distribution and environmental management) of different sizes and with different organizational characteristics, adapting the services and business model to the requests of the interlocutor. This allows at the same time a very lean relationship, dedicated to the identification of ad hoc solutions, and maximum customer satisfaction.