Urban pluvial floods in Europe are causing significant damage to the urban environment due to their fast onset and localized nature. Monitoring and management of water hazards in cities is typically in the hands of local governmental agencies, whereby citizens most often play a passive role as people negatively affected by the flooding. The FloodCitiSense project aims at integrating crowdsourced hydrological data, collaboratively monitored by local stakeholders, including citizens, making use of low-cost sensors and web-based technologies, into a flood early warning system. In three cities, Rotterdam, Brussels and Birmingham, 180 raindrop counters will be distributed among citizens and schools in 2018-2019, as well as a mobile application for crowd sourcing flood observations. Through these citizen science tools, citizens will be able to play an active role in the flood precaution phase through the mapping and monitoring of floods, leading to a more effective hazard analysis. The main research question focuses upon the roles which participants can play in the spectrum of citizen science for monitoring and mapping of urban floods, and in the co-creation of the tools to do so.
|Publication status||Published - 4 Jun 2018|
|Event||Second International ECSA Conference 2018: Citizen Science - Salle communale de Plainpalais, Rue de Carouge 52, Geneva, Switzerland|
Duration: 3 Jun 2018 → 5 Jun 2018
|Conference||Second International ECSA Conference 2018|
|Period||3/06/18 → 5/06/18|