This grant funded, demonstrator project was undertaken in 2018, in response to SSGP's 2017-18 Open Call Competition.
The project aimed to address the lack of reliable, high-precision pluvial flood forecasting, which was especially problematic in cities, by providing live forecasting and event verification within a ‘smart’ mapping service. Gaining access to timely, accurate and relevant alerts was necessary to enable practical steps to be taken, with confidence, which would lower the impact of flooding – either via prevention, or via more efficient response benefiting a wide range of public sector stakeholders as well as the general public.
This project has delivered quality solutions for GLA, TFL and Thames Water that support the aims and objectives of the Space for Smarter Government Programme:
Ambiental is working with GLA, TFL and Thames Water to enhance and customise the system’s capabilities and identify where the System could help to provide information to make a real difference to London in the future. The company is working closely with stakeholders to improve on what has already been delivered and intends to do similar for other cities and regions, as well as provide Actionable Intelligence and make a real difference on a wider scale.