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Game-changing technology used to control fires and floods

Indonesia will be using Japanese technology to monitor the water levels in low laying areas.

The monitors buried deep in the ground send real-time data from the censor, this information will allow water managers to make decisions on water flows in the area.

Too much water will flood however too little water will make the peat lands subject to peat fires, which once started are very difficult to extinguish as they burn deep underground.

The system known as SESAME will have units installed in the Jatiluhur Dam as well as peatlands in Riau, Jambi, and Kalimantan.

 

Top Image: People walk through Jakarta’s flooded streets, Indonesia, January 17, 2013.

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