Urban flood alarm system: SmartAlarm

Juhani Korkealaakso, Kalevi Piira

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Abstract

More than half of the world's natural disasters are floods, affecting millions of people each year. More than 3 billion people have been affected by major floods over the last century, including almost 7 million deaths and 441 billion USD in damages (www.em-dat.net). VTT is currently conducting extensive research on urban flooding and related ICT solutions. Key challenges addressed include minimizing damage to people, property and businesses caused by heavy rain flooding; predicting floods and alerting authorities and the public; locating potential flood sites; and determining who should be alerted and informed first and what this information should contain. The first concept and related research prototype of a local early warning system for urban floods caused by heavy rains has been developed by VTT under the Tekes project SmartAlarm (Urban Flood Alarm System).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch highlights in safety and security
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages16-17
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8130-6
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8129-0
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

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SeriesVTT Research Highlights
Number10
ISSN2242-1173

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Korkealaakso, J., & Piira, K. (2013). Urban flood alarm system: SmartAlarm. In Research highlights in safety and security (pp. 16-17). Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Research Highlights, No. 10
Korkealaakso, Juhani ; Piira, Kalevi. / Urban flood alarm system : SmartAlarm. Research highlights in safety and security. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2013. pp. 16-17 (VTT Research Highlights; No. 10).
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Korkealaakso, J & Piira, K 2013, Urban flood alarm system: SmartAlarm. in Research highlights in safety and security. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, VTT Research Highlights, no. 10, pp. 16-17.

Urban flood alarm system : SmartAlarm. / Korkealaakso, Juhani; Piira, Kalevi.

Research highlights in safety and security. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2013. p. 16-17 (VTT Research Highlights; No. 10).

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Korkealaakso J, Piira K. Urban flood alarm system: SmartAlarm. In Research highlights in safety and security. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 2013. p. 16-17. (VTT Research Highlights; No. 10).