Concrete Bridge Mounted Depth Sensor Node
Open-Storm is an open-source knowledge bank that aims to help people apply sensors, embedded systems, and cloud-hosted data services to urban water systems. This project wants to make it possible for anyone to set up their own flood sensors, measure green infrastructure, control storm systems, control sewer systems, etc. The guides on this page provide step by step instructions that go hand-in-hand with the Open-Storm designs. These guides can help you build your own smart stormwater network in whatever way is most beneficial to you.
The Open-Storm project responds to a need for better management of water supply and water excess. According to an article in the Royal Society of Chemistry Journal, these water management problems are some of the most prevalent engineering challenges that need to be tackled. Due to ever-increasing urbanization, a changing climate, and aging infrastructure, these issues are expected to only increase in the future unless they can somehow be resolved.
In order to tackle these problems, the Open-Storm project aims to reduce the resources, technological barriers, and financial burdens required by providing an open-source, living document that outlines a thorough design framework. Open-Storm.org includes reference material, tutorials, case studies, hardware, etc. Combine this information with these guides, and you should be all set to tackle your own smart stormwater system.