How smart drains are creating a more resilient Wokingham

Through a partnership with WSP, Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) is exploiting the latest sensor-based technology to build its resilience to the effects of climate change, including mitigating flood risk with future-ready drains.

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By exploiting the opportunities presented by the latest smart sensor technology and Big Data / IoT, we’ve designed a system that is setting the stage for the council to more proactively manage flood risk. It’s been hugely satisfying to be involved in a project that aims to build Wokingham’s resilience to climate change, helping to create a safer environment for people, and protecting homes and businesses.
Soledad Berbel Roman Principal Engineer, WSP
We continue to look at ways we can use innovative and green technologies on the roads around the borough. We know if we can better manage and monitor our drainage system then we’ll be able to reduce congestion and be better informed about locations where we can carry out maintenance work.
Cllr Pauline Jorgensen Executive Member for Highways and Transport, Wokingham Borough Council