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StarHub collaborates with H2i in PUB pilot for rainfall monitoring system

Samantha Chiew
Samantha Chiew1/21/2022 5:0 AM GMT+08  • 2 min read
StarHub collaborates with H2i in PUB pilot for rainfall monitoring system
StarHub and H2i to take part in PUB pilot for rainfall monitoring system.
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Hydroinformatics Institute (H2i) will tap StarHub’s ubiquitous network of mobile base stations as “opportunistic” rainfall sensors, creating a cost-effective rainfall monitoring system in a pilot by the Public Utilities Board (PUB), which is expected to be launched in the second quarter of the year.

The idea was among four PUB Global Innovation Challenge winners, picked for its potential to drive operational excellence and address Singapore’s future water needs through the application of digital solutions and smart technologies. The idea, which won the “Cost-effective Rainfall Monitoring” challenge, was chosen from some 57 applicants across four challenges. The team will receive mentorship, test-bedding opportunities, and support from PUB to further commercialise and scale the idea.

The H2i-StarHub team will be commissioned for a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) in Singapore’s southwestern district. If the pilot is successful, the project could be extended to the Proof-of-Value stage and cover more of the island, and eventually lead to a full national roll-out. This is the first time that such a system is being trialled in Singapore.

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