OUTCOMES

What we delivered.

Citizen Observatories

Two citizen observations were organized in each pilot city, in the summer of 2018 and in the winter of 2019, respectively. Each workshop recruited 15-25 participants, training them to ensemble the rainfall sensors and to use the FloodCitiSense App.  As a result, about 60 first-generation sensors and 60 second-generations sensors have been installed in Birmingham, Brussels, and Rotterdam. Local citizens also learned to use the self-designed app to report urban flooding by sending photos and texts.

Mobile and web applications

The FloodCitiSense mobile application is used to report pluvial flooding. Citizens select the rainfall and flooding types, and take a picture or a video. Reports can be viewed on a map along with rainfall from official rain guages and FloodCitiSense rainfall sensors. The mobile app can be downloaded from the Google PlayStore or the Apple AppStore.  

The FloodCitiSense web application provides the same functionality as the mobile app but is accessed via a web browser.

Public Deliverables

D1.1. FLoodCitiSense Conceptual and Methodological Framework

D5.2. Evaluation Framework

D5.3. Evaluation of pilot cases' results