This chapter presents a general outlook of innovative monitoring of rivers. Special attention is given to river flow monitoring through remote sensing images. Because of the relatively low costs and high possible spatiotemporal resolutions, the treated topics are mainly centered on the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems. The chapter comprises six main sections, covering river monitoring systems and flood risk management as well as a particularly prepared section illustrating four different case studies in urban areas. The chapter also provides operational information on platforms, sensors, and existing software besides case studies to illustrate how to apply this novel technology at operational and scientific levels.

How to cite: Pizarro, A., Dal Sasso, S. F., Peña-Haro, S., & Manfreda, S. (2024). Urban river management by innovative monitoring. In Managing Urban Rivers (pp. 315-331). Elsevier. [pdf]