Urban flood alarm system - SmartAlarm

Juhani Korkealaakso, Kalevi Piira

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    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
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8130-6
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8129-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Research Highlights


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