Early Warning Service for Urban Pluvial Floods for and by Citizens and City Authorities (FloodCitySense)
Early Warning Service for Urban Pluvial Floods for and by Citizens and City Authorities (FloodCitySense) aims to reduce the vulnerability of urban areas to flooding through the development of a citizen-led early warning system. The approach combines participatory platforms for local communities to engage in flood mitigation activities with the use of low cost sensors and web based technologies.
Focusing on three pilot cities in Belgium (Brussels), the Netherlands (Rotterdam) and the UK (Birmingham), this collaborative research project aims to develop a broad evidence base with transferrable lessons for other European cities seeking to strengthen their flood resilience. The project team will actively engage other European cities throughout the duration of the project to maximise potential uptake of findings elsewhere.
Imperial College London
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Delft University of Technology
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis – Ecosystems Services and Management Program
Etats Généraux de l’Eau à Bruxelles – vzw
Local Government Information Unit
RPS Environmental Management Ltd
City of Brussels
City of Amsterdam
Severn Trent Water
National Taipei University of Technology
- Collaborative multistakeholder research in (Brussels), the Netherlands (Rotterdam) and the UK (Birmingham).
- Development of participatory ‘citizen science’ solutions to flood risk using low cost, accessible technologies.
- Targeted dissemination of findings to other European cities with a flood resilience agenda.