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Early warning service for urban pluvial floods for and by citizens and city authorities (FloodCitiSense)


FloodCitiSense aims at developing an urban pluvial flood early warning service for, but also by citizens and city authorities. This service will reduce the vulnerability of urban areas and citizens to pluvial floods, which cause serious damage to the urban environment. Citizens will be actively involved in the monitoring of rainfall and flooding, making use of low-cost sensors and web-based technologies. The early warning service will enable ‘citizens and cities’ to be better prepared and to better respond to urban pluvial floods. FloodCitiSense targets a co-creation of this innovative public service in an urban living lab context with all actors.

Project information


Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Delft University of Technology, Imperial College London, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Ecosystems Services and Management Program, Etats Généraux de l’Eau à Bruxelles – vzw, Local Government Information Unit, RainPlusPlus Ltd, RPS Environmental Management Ltd, Disdrometrics, City of Brussels, City of Amsterdam, Birmingham Council, Severn Trent Water, National Taipei University of Technology

Source of funding

JPI Urban Europe

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Oct 03 2017   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 12 2023

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