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

Of the many impacts that are predicted to accompany climate change, flooding is expected to have an outsized influence on public health, infrastructure, and mobility in urban areas. However, very little data exist on the frequency and extent of urban surface flooding, and there is an unmet need for hyperlocal information on the presence and depth of street-level floodwater. Therefore, the research team's previous work was focused on the design and assessment of robust, low-cost sensors deployed in diverse urban environments to track street-level flood occurrence and depth. Given the success and lessons learned from the previous research program, the goal of the proposed work is to expand sensor deployment and transfer data to stakeholders through the following objectives: (1) expand the flood sensor network (2) develop a public-facing data dashboard to transfer flood data to a range of stakeholders, and (3) evaluate the feasibility of new flood sensor modalities.


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  • Accession Number: 01768987
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Connected Cities for Smart Mobility towards Accessible and Resilient Transportation Center (C2SMART)
  • Contract Numbers: USDOT 69A3551747124
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 1 2021 7:55PM