The Disaster Risk Management and the Climate and Hydrology Research programs of ICC coordinated the project called “Use of sensors and monitoring services to increase water control ”, financed by the RESEARCH Foundation in coordination with Action Against Hunger Spain – Guatemala and companies in the area.
The project contributed with the installation of the fourth hydrometric station of ICC, called “Mirandilla”, which is located in the middle part of the Guacalate river basin.
The data generated by the station will serve to estimate flows and thus promote the rational use of water during the dry season. The station will also alert increases of river’s flow during the rainy season.
The new hydrometric station will allow ICC experts to monitor remotely and in real time the water level in a section of the Guacalate River. It will also serve to update hydraulic models.