Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Researchers from a university in Southeast Asia and IBM are collaborating on climate models to improve flood forecasting, produce higher crop yields, preserve resources and support the country’s 2035 vision

Published on 12 May 2011

Validated on 15 Aug 2013

"The long-term sustainability of the environment depends on our ability to understand the effects of climate change on our planet, and to promote awareness, especially among the youths." - Dr Hj Zulkarnain Hj Hanafi, Vice Chancellor, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Customer:
Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Industry:
Education

Deployment country:
Brunei Darussalam

Solution:
Collaborative Innovation, Dynamic Infrastructure, Energy Efficiency, Green/Sustainability, IBM Research, Optimizing IT, Smarter Planet

Smarter Planet:
Smarter Education, Smarter Food, Smarter Water

Overview

Universiti Brunei Darussalam is located in Brunei on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia and has more than 300 academic staff and 2,800 students in seven faculties, specifically: Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Economics and Policies Studies, Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Institute of Islamic Studies, Science, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Academy of Brunei Studies and the Institute of Medicine.

Business need:
Tackling the problem of climate changes threatening the region, the Universiti Brunei Darussalam sought a solution to better map and prioritize environmental initiatives to save the rainforest, waters and secure food supply.

Solution:
Highly detailed climate change models are enabling researchers at the university and IBM to predict human impact on the local environment. Hydrological models are being incorporated into weather models, enabling researchers to better forecast flooding and predict the impact on the country’s rainforest. By analyzing and assessing the current and future impact of climate changes in the region, researchers are arming the local government with vital knowledge to help officials make better-informed choices for creating a dynamic, sustainable economy and protecting the country’s natural resources.

Benefits:
- Improves flood forecasting, thereby protecting crops to ensure higher yields - Predicts human impact on the country’s tropical rainforest - Enables the government to formulate better policies for preservation of forests, biodiversity and claim economically significant carbon credits

Case Study

Universiti Brunei Darussalam is located in Brunei on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia and has more than 300 academic staff and 2,800 students in seven faculties, specifically: Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Economics and Policies Studies, Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Institute of Islamic Studies, Science, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Academy of Brunei Studies and the Institute of Medicine.

The Opportunity
Tackling the problem of climate changes threatening the region, the Universiti Brunei Darussalam sought a solution to better map and prioritize environmental initiatives to save the rainforest, waters and secure food supply.

What Makes It Smarter
Highly detailed climate change models are enabling researchers at the university and IBM to predict human impact on the local environment, such as the devastating floods that afflict the region. Hydrological models are being incorporated into weather models, enabling researchers to better forecast flooding and predict the impact on the country’s rainforest. By analyzing and assessing the current and future impact of climate changes in the region, researchers are arming the local government with vital knowledge to help officials make better-informed choices for creating a dynamic, sustainable economy and protecting the country’s natural resources and food supply.

Real Business Results
- Improves flood forecasting, thereby protecting crops to ensure higher yields
- Predicts human impact on the country’s tropical rainforest
- Enables the government to formulate better policies for preservation of forests, biodiversity and claim economically significant carbon credits

For more information
Please contact your IBM sales representative or IBM Business Partner.Visit us at: ibm.com/education

To learn more about Universiti Brunei Darussalam visit: www.ubd.edu.bn

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