Skip to main content

Highlighting the Danger of Water Storage Zones in Baixo Tâmega Valley

  • Conference paper
  • First Online:
Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare (MobiHealth 2022)

Abstract

This paper intends to highlight the problem of water-related accidents using Baixo Tâmega Valley, in Portugal, as a study case. Water storage zones can be a threat. There is no yet specific Portuguese standard to guide these infrastructures. In rural areas, this kind of risk also exists. It is very likely to find rivers, brooks, river beaches, swimming pools, washing tanks, fountains, watering holes, and wells, among others, in this type of low-density population site. Unfortunately, every summer, there are always victims of drowning and other water-related kinds of accidents. In this region, during the summer of 2020, there was a significant boom in swimming pool construction due to the COVID-19 pandemic that made it impossible to go abroad. Therefore, some examples of the above-identified existing water storage zones will be presented, some figures concerning water-related accidents will be delivered, and some technical aspects that may avoid this type of accident will also be introduced. The obtained conclusions may be extended to other rural regions.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this chapter

Subscribe and save

Springer+ Basic
EUR 32.99 /Month
  • Get 10 units per month
  • Download Article/Chapter or eBook
  • 1 Unit = 1 Article or 1 Chapter
  • Cancel anytime
Subscribe now

Buy Now

Chapter
USD 29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
eBook
USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book
USD 89.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Purchases are for personal use only

Institutional subscriptions

Similar content being viewed by others

References

  1. Assembly, U.G.: Global drowning prevention - Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 28 April 2021, vol. 75, no. 273 (2021)

    Google Scholar 

  2. Pearn, J.H., Nixon, J.: Swimming pool immersion accidents: an analysis from the brisbane drowning study. Med. J. Aust. 3(4), 307–309 (1997). https://doi.org/10.1136/IP.3.4.307

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. Chan, J.S.E., Ng, M.X.R., Ng, Y.Y.: Drowning in swimming pools: clinical features and safety recommendations based on a study of descriptive records by emergency medical services attending to 995 calls. Singap. Med. J. 59(1), 44 (2018). https://doi.org/10.11622/SMEDJ.2017021

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. Davis, T.: Water quality of modern water parks. J. Environ. Health 71(9), 14–19 (2009). https://www.jstor.org/stable/26327917. Accessed 17 Nov 2022

  5. Hamilton, K., Peden, A.E., Smith, S., Hagger, M.S.: Predicting pool safety habits and intentions of Australian parents and carers for their young children. J. Safety Res. 71, 285–294 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2019.09.006

    Article  Google Scholar 

  6. Afogamentos de Crianças - Relatório 2002/2010-Afogamentos em Crianças e Jovens em Portugal (2002). www.apsi.org.pt. Accessed 17 Nov 2022

  7. Denny, S.A., et al.: Prevention of drowning. Pediatrics 143(5) (2019). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2019-0850

  8. Brenner, R.A.: Childhood drowning is a global concern. BMJ 324(7345), 1049–1050 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7345.1049

    Article  Google Scholar 

  9. Meddings, D.R., Scarr, J.P., Larson, K., Vaughan, J., Krug, E.G.: Drowning prevention: turning the tide on a leading killer. Lancet Public Heal. 6(9), e692–e695 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(21)00165-1

    Article  Google Scholar 

  10. Sethi, D., Towner, E., Vincenten, J., Segui-Gomez, M., Racioppi, F.: European report on child injury prevention. World Heal. Organ. (2008). https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/326500. Accessed 17 Nov 2022

  11. Scarr, J.P., Buse, K., Norton, R., Meddings, D.R., Jagnoor, J.: Tracing the emergence of drowning prevention on the global health and development agenda: a policy analysis. Lancet Glob. Heal. 10(7), e1058–e1066 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00074-2

    Article  Google Scholar 

  12. U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, “Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools,” no. 362, p. Pub. No. 362

    Google Scholar 

  13. Prevention Over Detection: How Machine Learning Saves Lives - Lynxight. https://lynxight.com/blog/prevention-over-detection-how-machine-learning-saves-lives/. Accessed 17 Nov 2022

  14. Artificial intelligence system aimed at preventing drownings | AP News. https://apnews.com/article/corals-drownings-artificial-intelligence-easton-426055e1248e454cbb07407425a04b7b. Accessed 17 Nov 2022

  15. Cepeda-Pacheco, J.C., Domingo, M.C.: Deep learning and 5G and beyond for child drowning prevention in swimming pools. Sensors 22(19), 7684 (2022). https://doi.org/10.3390/s22197684

    Article  Google Scholar 

  16. Alshbatat, A.I.N., Alhameli, S., Almazrouei, S., Alhameli, S., Almarar, W.: Automated vision-based surveillance system to detect drowning incidents in swimming pools. In: 2020 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences (ASET) (2020). https://doi.org/10.1109/ASET48392.2020.9118248

  17. Salehi, N., Keyvanara, M., Monadjemmi, S.A.: An automatic video-based drowning detection system for swimming pools using active contours. Int. J. Image, Graph. Signal Process. 8(8), 1–8 (2016). https://doi.org/10.5815/IJIGSP.2016.08.01

  18. Kam, A.H., Lu, W., Yau, W.-Y.: A video-based drowning detection system. In: Heyden, A., Sparr, G., Nielsen, M., Johansen, P. (eds.) ECCV 2002. LNCS, vol. 2353, pp. 297–311. Springer, Heidelberg (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-47979-1_20

    Chapter  Google Scholar 

Download references

Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) through the project UIDB/04082/2020 (CMADE).

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Sandra Pereira .

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

Copyright information

© 2023 ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering

About this paper

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this paper

Pinto, J., Pereira, S., Reis, C., Braga, P., Bentes, I. (2023). Highlighting the Danger of Water Storage Zones in Baixo Tâmega Valley. In: Cunha, A., M. Garcia, N., Marx Gómez, J., Pereira, S. (eds) Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. MobiHealth 2022. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 484. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-32029-3_8

Download citation

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-32029-3_8

  • Published:

  • Publisher Name: Springer, Cham

  • Print ISBN: 978-3-031-32028-6

  • Online ISBN: 978-3-031-32029-3

  • eBook Packages: Computer ScienceComputer Science (R0)

Publish with us

Policies and ethics