In 2020, Chongqing, the municipality in Southwest China has seen some of its worst floods in four decades. To help the municipal government better alleviate flood disaster consequences, we are carrying out analyses of existing infrastructure and emergency plans using hydrological and hydrodynamic models to develop a computer-aided flood disaster risk management system for improvement and risk mitigation works in four counties, namely, Tongnan, Rongchang, Shizhu and Pengshui.
In addition, sustainable management techniques were implemented to protect water cycles and reduce the impact of human activity on them. We supported the execution through our Integrated Flood and Environmental Risk Management approach, comprising flood management and water pollution control systems, improved ecological conservation measures, and flood and environment risk management capacity enhancement.
While we have and are still providing solutions to help governments prepare for what is to come, we recognise that the future of water is now: analysing trends, and leveraging on technologies and digital tools such as info-communications technology, computer modelling, digital twins and Sponge City concepts. We can act today to automate processes, predict future trends and maintain water cycle and assets, to provide tailored, optimal results to help our region emerge as a frontrunner in one of the most significant challenges confronting the world.