Digital transformation in a government context
Implementing the Federal Emergency Wells Database
If the faucet runs dry, such as in the event of drinking water contamination with pollutants resulting from a flood, then more than 6,000 emergency wells across the country take over to supply vital water to the population.
The Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) doesn’t just ensure the correct operation of the emergency wells. It also documents locations, power supplies or water quality of the critical infrastructure. So that the database is up-to-date in extreme circumstances, the BBK has been working with ]init[ since 2016 to develop a nationwide information system: the Federal Emergency Wells Database.
- Documentation in one application of the entire existing stream of data on emergency drinking water facilities according to the Water Control Act.
- Significant improvement in data quality by careful maintenance of data in a wizard-based application form.
- Interactive map with advanced search functions, offering a visual overview of power strata.
- Efficient use of government services such as the Geo Data Centre’s Geocode Service and the WebAtlasDE service.
- Development of the application with the in-house e-Government Application Framework ensures data interoperability, scalability and flexibility.
- Confirmation of high-level IT security for the application through a cyber security check by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).