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FloodCitiSense Co-Creation Workshop 1

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Christ Church, Selly Park

953 Pershore Road

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The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU), in partnership with Birmingham City Council and Imperial College London, is inviting you to a co-creation workshop for FloodCitiSense an EU project, on Wednesday, 29 November from either 14:00-16:00 or 16:30 – 18:30 at Christ Church, 953 Pershore Road, Birmingham, B29 7PS.

Selly Park South has been chosen from across the UK as the pilot area to develop an early warning flood system FloodCitiSense in the UK, together with partner cities in Rotterdam and Brussels. This initial meeting will introduce you to the project and how it could affect you over the next 3 years.


What is FloodCitiSense about?

With fast onsets and their localized nature, urban surface water (pluvial) floods cause significant damage to the urban environment and are challenging to manage. Events often occur without warning, appear locally and sporadically and therefore cause issues with preparedness and response. Surface water flooding is caused by runoff from intense rainfall which is different from river flooding.

The mission of FloodCitiSense is to ‘develop an urban pluvial (surface water) flood warning service, which is co-created with and for citizens and city authorities, and builds upon state-of the-art knowledge, methodologies and smart technologies provided by the consortium partners’. The early warning service will be co-created in the three Urban Living Labs Birmingham, Brussels and Rotterdam with local involved stakeholders, and should reduce the vulnerability of urban areas and citizens to pluvial floods. The project aims to integrate crowdsourced hydrological data of local stakeholders through a citizen science approach, making use of low-cost sensors and web-based technologies.

The project is a collaboration between the Free University of Brussels (VUB), the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU), Technical University of Delft (TuD), Imperial College London (ICL) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). The project runs from April 2017 and will last until 2020.

FloodCitiSense organises a series of workshops

The FloodCitiSense project is organizing three workshops, each of which will bring together different actors to discuss how urban flooding can be monitored through the usage of online, supportive platforms, such as FloodCitiSense. The FloodCitiSense platform is targeted primarily at citizens situated in at-risk areas in cities, as well as actors responsible for the management of flood risks. We envision that this platform will be developed not only for you, but also by you. Therefore we would like to hear your voice at this early stage, in the hope that it will help guide us in co-creating the FloodCitiSense solution.

FloodCitiSense invites you to join this workshop and share your insights and feedback with us! Read details about the workshops below:

Workshop 1

The first workshop will introduce the objectives of the FloodCitiSense project, and will present a scenario of how the platform can be used to monitor urban flooding, and inform citizens and other actors in the event of a pluvial flood. Together, we will assess the organizational point of view of implementing the scenario, the usefulness, the engagement process, and the added value compared to other existing online initiatives. We will also use examples from other solutions to explore together how data on flooding can be displayed to citizens, as well as applications and sensors that enable them to generate their own data about different elements of an urban flood.

Your feedback will be highly valued, and will further help us and the general community in building an effective solution for pluvial flooding. The agenda of the first workshop is presented below.

Agenda Workshop 1 : Birmingham: 29 November 2017 (2pm or 4.30pm)

The workshop will be facilitated by Andy Johnston and Barry O’Brien of Local Government Information Unit & Christian Onof of Imperial College London, and supported by VUB and IIASA. The workshop will approximately last 2h00:

Hours

Duration

Topic

xxhxx - xxhxx

10 min

Welcome

xxhxx - xxhxx

10 min

Agenda and objective of workshop 1

xxhxx - xxhxx

10 min

Presentation of the FloodCitiSense project

xxhxx - xxhxx

25 min

Presentation of the FloodCitiSense scenario

xxhxx - xxhxx

45 min

Discussion and validation of the FloodCitiSense scenario through creative exercises

xxhxx - xxhxx

20 min

Wrap up and conclusions

Workshop 2

In the second workshop, a set of wireframes of the FloodCitiSense solution will be presented. Wireframes show the skeleton view of a user interface, and will give you a first idea of how the FloodCitiSense platform might look like, based on feedback from our first set of workshops. Interactive and creative exercises will then be set up together around the user interface to try and match these first designs to your needs. Your feedback will be crucial so that we can finalize a complete scenario and set of requirements for FloodCitiSense. We will then use these requirements and scenario as a reference point for our final workshops with water manager and local authorities.

Workshop 2: Birmingham: 10 January 2018 (2pm or 4.30pm)

The workshop will be facilitated by Andy Johnston and Barry O’Brien of Local Government Information Unit & Christian Onof, Imperial College London, and supported by VUB and IIASA. The workshop will approximately last 2h00:

hour

Duration

Topic

xxhxx - xxhxx

10 min

Welcome

xxhxx - xxhxx

10 min

Agenda and objective of workshop 2

xxhxx - xxhxx

10 min

Presentation of the FloodCitiSense project - current status and updates

xxhxx - xxhxx

30 min

Presentation of the wireframes

xxhxx - xxhxx

40 min

Discussion and validation of the wireframes through creative exercises

xxhxx - xxhxx

20 min

Wrap up and conclusions

Registration to the workshops

Are you interested in joining our workshops? To register, please fill in the following details (to be filled in by pilots) or register at (to be filled in by pilots).

Practical information:

When?

  • Workshop 1; 29 November 2017 – from 2pm-4pm or 4.30pm-6.30pm
  • Workshop 2: 10 January 2018 – from 2pm-4pm or 4.30pm-6.30pm

Hours?

  • 2 hours

Venue?

How to reach us?

  • By email or mobile

Contact information of pilot?

Thank you!



FloodCitiSense is funded by

ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures Local Funding Agency – FFG

Project Coordinator

Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Dept. of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering


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