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SmartSoil - real time soil water storage and hydrological drought forecasting

The SmartSoil system brings together low cost monitoring technology from FreeStation with the WaterWorld and EcoActuary Policy Support Systems to develop and deploy reliable, low maintenance continuous monitoring of soil water storage and hydrological drought forecasting.  The stations that we deploy measure rainfall, temperature, humidity, air pressure and soil moisture, reporting these near real time to a web-based flood and drought alert system which is available for all to use and works alongside the EcoActuary tool for better understanding insurance risk by flooding and drought and the role of grey and green infrastructure, including conservation agriculture, in mitigating those risks. SmartSoil is being developed as part of the NAIAD project.
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