24 Mar 2022

Jakarta's Flood Control System Competes at WSIS

by:Kholid Zufar Guncoro

Editor:Aditya Gagat Hanggara

24 Mar 2022

Good news coming this March 2022! Jakartans should be proud because DKI Jakarta has succeeded in getting a nomination at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) award event. The program is a Flood Control System. The program is included in the nomination category AL C7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life E-science.

Flood Control System in Jakarta

The Flood Control System was created due to the difficulty of the DKI Jakarta government in disseminating information about flood points, while officers and stakeholders have difficulty coordinating. The flood control system itself is a system built to predict potential floods and optimize handling when floods occur. This system aims to increase public awareness, accelerate government response, and also real-time flood monitoring by all stakeholders.

With the agility of technology, a system capable of predicting potential disasters and optimizing their handling based on the Internet of Things (IoT) is a must. This system is useful as a support for quick and accurate decisions by policymakers. The flood control system integrates data processing in real-time, the use of an analysis platform, information sharing, and visualization.

Flood Control System in Jakarta uses predictive analysis when the water pump needs to be activated based on 178 sensors and CCTV that have been deployed by the government in Jakarta. The historical data of active pumps are identified from the vibration and temperature sensors in each pump. By utilizing trends and patterns, data from the water level from CCTV and water level from sensors can predict when the pump needs to be activated. The use of this analysis can be active if the implementation of IoT is carried out in DKI Jakarta.


What are WSIS Prizes?

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is a world-level conference established to support sustainable development or the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by encouraging the development of information and communication technology (ICT). This annual conference is organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Every year, the WSIS Forum holds the WSIS Prizes event to reward ICT projects from around the world. This year, the WSIS Prizes issued 18 categories of nominations related to ICT.


WSIS Prizes Scoring System

The assessment in the WSIS Prizes event is divided into several phases. In the first phase, ICT activists from all over the world are welcome to submit their ICT projects to the WSIS Prizes. Then, the WSIS committee will select each of the 20 project nominees for each category. At a later phase, the WSIS committee will hold a public vote or an online vote to select the nominated project. From this phase, five projects per category with the most votes will be screened. Then, the group of ICT experts will return to the selection process to select the best project from each category. In the final phase, the winners will be announced at the main event.

Competitors at WSIS

 In the WSIS event, Jakarta's Flood Control System has several competitors, including:

Government Digital Service (GDS) – UK
GDS has been at the forefront of the UK’s response to COVID-19. The existing services have been in high demand. The services are ensuring citizens remain informed and be able to access vital services. Across the digital. 39 digital services have been developed as part of the COVID-19 response.

DigitalDx Venture Fellows Program – USA
DigitalDx Ventures is a majority women-owned impact fund investing in early-stage health technology companies which deliver innovative solutions using artificial intelligence (AI) to diagnose illness earlier and address medical conditions with solutions collectively affecting over two billion lives worldwide.

Development of IT infrastructure and IT entrepreneurship of IT Park – Uzbekistan
IT Park is aimed at the widespread development of IT in Uzbekistan. IT Park is a technology park engaged in IT where active and talented people can put their ideas into real business projects. Its main objective is to promote and accelerate the development of the IT industry in Uzbekistan, as well as to create favorable conditions for the development and production of competitive IT products and services.

Come and Support Jakarta at the WSIS Prizes!

Currently, WSIS Prizes has announced the nominations for each award category. Meanwhile, the public voting phase will take place from 1-31 March 2022. We can participate in voting for the Flood Control System program in the following ways:

• Go to the WSIS Prizes page at https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/stocktaking/Prizes/2022. Scroll down to the section titled Phase 3 Voting Phase, then click Vote.


• You will enter the login page. For new users, you can click register as a new user.


• After that, return to the voting page. Or use this link: bit.ly/JakartaWSIS. Then click Vote For This Project on the Flood Control System in the AL C7 category. E-science.

• Finished!

 Come on, Smartcitizen, support Jakarta to win at the WSIS Prizes event. Let's participate in DKI Jakarta Provincial Government programs to create a Smart City! Take advantage of various innovations in Jakarta Smart City to facilitate your daily activities in Jakarta. Download JAKI on Google Play Store or App Store now. Don't forget to follow the Jakarta Smart City social media channels to get various information about Jakarta.


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