Visdom simulates heavy rain and floods, helping municipalities to protect themselves
ORF reports about our software Visdom and how it can help affected municipalities to prepare for floods and heavy rain.
Managing director Gerd Hesina speaks on ORF about the simulation software Visdom, which is an important decision support tool for flood and disaster control management.
Simulation of a flood in Amstetten. The different types of coloured markings - from yellow to red - show how much the respective buildings are affected by the flood.
Visdom can be used to simulate the course of floods in entire regions, like here in a Tyrolean valley.
On June 6, 2018, ORF broadcast a detailed article in "Daheim in Österreich" about our software VISDOM and how it can help affected communities.
This simulation software simulates and visualizes extreme weather events. From heavy rain to floods and high water up to slope water, different scenarios can be played through. But not only that, by means of the software concrete measures can also be checked immediately: How many sandbags are needed for a sufficiently strong barrier in front of a hospital? Can all crisis measures be managed with 20 people and one truck?
By playing through and comparing different scenarios - faster than in real time - suitable crisis measures and protection plans can be designed. Often it is enough to take a few structural measures in advance to protect a cellar, a house or a company from floods, for example.