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FloodCitiSense Co-Creation Workshop 3

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The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU), in partnership with Birmingham City Council and Imperial College London, invites you to a co-creation workshop on FloodCitiSense, an EU project, on Friday, 6 July from 1.30pm to 4.00pm or 4.30pm to 7.00pm at Egbaston Cricket Ground.

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 meeting will introduce you to the project and how it could affect you over the next 3 years and the use rain sensors and mobile phone app.


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 has already organised co-creation workshops in the Selly Park South area, which has looked at the development of a mobile phone app for use in alerting the city authority on local floods as well how it will provide useful information in an event of a flood.

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 3

In this third workshop, we will be looking at how to assemble rain sensors and use them for monitoring rainfall as part of a local network of rain sensors in the Selly Park area. The workshop will also look at developments of a mobile phone app following the culmination of feedback at workshops one and two.

The workshop will be facilitated by Andy Johnston of Local Government Information Unit & Christian Onof, Imperial College London, and supported by VUB and IIASA. The workshop will last 2.5 hours:


This workshop will be held twice on Friday, 6 July from 1.30pm to 4.pm and from 4.30pm to 7pm


AGENDA ( repeated from 1.30pm and 4.30pm)


Welcome (10 mins)

Agenda and objective of workshop 3 (10 mins)

Presentation of the FloodCitiSense project - current status and updates (30 mins)

Presentation on the background about the rain sensors and data-processing (30 mins)

Presentation and assembly of the rains sensors (30 mins)

Update and discussion on the mobile phone application (30 mins)

Wrap up and conclusions (10 mins)


Registration to the workshops

Are you interested in joining our workshops? Register above by selecting a time to attend and completing the online form.





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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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