Developing an urban pluvial flood early warning service for, but also by citizens and city authorities

WHY?

Pluvial floods occur when heavy rainfall exceeds the capacity of a city’s drainage system. Due to their fast onset and localized nature, such floods cause significant damage to urban environments and are difficult to manage.

RESEARCH SITES

Brussels, Rotterdam and Birmingham are the pilot cities for this project. Citizens will be actively involved in the monitoring of rainfall and pluvial flooding, making use of low-cost sensors and web-based technologies.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

• Operational crowdsourced data collection ‘FloodCitiSense’ platforms in pilot cities 
• Urban pluvial flood early warning  systems co-created in living labs 
• Summary of lessons learnt of the crowdsourcing and co-creation of flood early  warning service

GET INVOLVED!

Join one of the upcoming FloodCitiSense events