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Providing flood data and warnings in real time

The risk of flooding is increasing. Flood damage losses are expected to increase fourfold by 2050, costing $1 trillion globally. Unfortunately, in dealing with this growing problem those at risk have to rely on predicted flood information, rather than real-time information.
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Nature and Context

In order to address the growing concern of flooding, we need to have real time updates on water levels, update flood maps to accurately reflect risk, use nature to limit flooding for river and coastal communities and build flood resilience through effective planning, policies and community engagement.

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Flood Beacon is an internet-connected device that broadcasts real-time flood-level data and alerts.

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