IOTA (MIOTA) – It can be disturbing when flood takes over the environment. With limited trees to protect the environment, it can be a herculean task to tackle the incidences of flooding. The traditional use of dikes and levees to monitor and control erosion seems fraught with problems.
It’s on this premise that IOTA (MIOTA) in partnership with Topocare, explores the benefits of its Tangle Technology in mitigating the effects of flood.
Topocare Enabling Geotextile with IoT Solution
Before its collaboration with IOTA (MIOTA), Topocare prided itself as a firm that can reduce the scourges of flood using IoT-based solutions. Taking cognizance of the huge potentials in the blockchain technology, it sought for a decentralized way to push forward its flood control mechanism.
Before now, it makes use of its Topocare machines. These facilitate the laying of sand or earth-filled geotextile tubes to build flood barriers, such as the of creation of dams, embankments, and leeves. Now, it intends to take advantage of IOTA (MIOTA)’s Tangle technology to monitor the production and use of these tubes.
To that end, Topocare launched the Pay-on-Production business model. This works in tandem with the blockchain’s decentralized approach. The aim of this is to stop the use sales of its construction machines. Rather, construction companies that intend to make use of the machines have to hire them for the specific purpose, and relinquish control at the end of the flood control project.
Real-Time Infrastructure Monitoring with IOTA (MIOTA)
Topocare is on a quest to reinvent flood control using IOTA (MIOTA)’s network. The need to monitor infrastructure and the underlying data necessitated its use of the Tangle network to monitor the level of work.
In light of that, IoT devices will be fused into the geotextile tubes. This not only facilitates an automated monitoring of dikes and levees, but also generates infrastructure data using the fused IoT devices. In the end, collated data will be beneficial to the platform’s maintenance of machine parameters and monitoring the overall performance of the explored infrastructure.
Tangling Flood Protection Supply Chain
The last on the list on Topocare’s use of the Tangle technology is the circulation of relevant data to stakeholders. It makes use of PLATHO, a logistics simulation tool, to determine situations that might trigger flood. For instance, the tool can predict a likelihood of erosion/flood from current water level.
In addition to these, PLATHO will now take on the armor of decentralization; working on the premise of the IOTA (MIOTA) Tangle technology. In light of this, it gathers and disseminates flood protection data throughout the ecosystem for concerned parties to take the needed action.
Decentralized Flood Protection
Topocare’s use of IOTA (MIOTA)’s Tangle technology is because of the network’s distributed ledger that promotes decentralization and immutability. Furthermore, the integration of its simulation tool (PLATHO) into the Tangle is an accelerated attempt at gathering and monitoring infrastructure and machine data.
Considering IOTA (MIOTA)’s quest to promote the interactions of machines without human interference, Topocare’s decentralized flood control mechanism is a bird that will fly.