Predictive weather systems installed at Glasgow nurseries to mitigate effects of climate change

SMART water systems have been installed at two new-build nursery schools in Glasgow in a bid to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Likened to how the city’s award-winning smart canal operates, Glasgow City Council said that the smart water management hubs use predictive weather technology to reduce the likelihood of localised flood risk ahead of a storm event.

When the control hubs forecast heavy rainfall in the area, a signal will be sent to the nursery schools triggering tanks to pump out any previously collected rainwater to maximise the capacity of underground storage ahead of a storm.

Glasgow City Council said, “The work to reduce the likelihood of flooding in the areas around Broomhill and Govanhill (Cuthbertson) nursery schools, is part of a larger programme that will see green technologies incorporated into four brand-new early years establishments, designed by our property and consultancy services team, to help mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.”