Hanoians follow environmental information online
HANOI – Residents in Hanoi City can now get updates on key environmental indicators such as air quality, precipitation, rain and flooding on a website at hanoi.gov.vn/quantracmoitruong.
The project is aimed at helping Hanoians and tourists get instant information about the environment and raising awareness on environmental issues among firms, organizations and the public, according to the Hanoi Department of Information and Communications.
City authorities have set up 10 air monitoring stations. In particular, two automated monitoring stations regularly update information about air quality, and eight sensor stations monitor air quality in some parts of the city, facilitating the monitoring, management and modeling of air quality.
Data is visually displayed on a live map, enabling people to easily track and compare among various locations. The system also provides the measurement index history of the nearest point, assesses air quality and inform users of air quality changes.
Rain monitoring devices are installed at 22 locations in the city. Data can be visually displayed on a digital map, and is updated in real time. The system also allows users to learn about rainfalls.
Flood monitoring devices are available at 16 flood-prone sites, with data to be updated every 30 minutes.
The city plans to provide indicators about water quality, including surface water, wastewater and underground water.