Developing a Framework to Optimize FloodNet Sensor Deployments Around NYC for Equitable and Impact-based Hyper-local Street-level Flood Monitoring and Data Collection

The project will build a framework to optimize and prioritize locations for FloodNet sensor deployment, for measurement of hyper – local flooding in New York City (NYC).

Street-level Flooding Platform: Sensing and Data Sharing for Urban Accessibility and Resilience

Access to real-time information on flooding can improve resiliency and efficiency by allowing residents to identify navigable transportation routes and make informed decisions to avoid exposure to floodwater contaminants. While there exist commercially available sensors that detect the presence of water inside homes, there is an unmet need for hyperlocal information on the presence and depth of street-level floodwater.

Deployment and Tech Transfer of a Street-level Flooding Platform: Sensing and Data Sharing for Urban Accessibility and Resilience

This project aims to develop a platform to provide real-time, street-level flood information – including the presence, frequency, and severity of local surface flood events – to a range of stakeholders, including policymakers, government agencies, citizens, emergency response teams, community advocacy groups, and researchers.