Interactive Coventry Ltd, in collaboration with Coventry University and a Malaysian industrial partner, has received a prestigious funding award to lead the development of an advanced urban flooding monitoring and forecasting platform.
The project titled “Flood Ultra-Cognitive Dendrite (FLUD)” will build upon state of the art research, and technologies in computational intelligence and machine learning, to develop an urban flooding monitoring and forecasting platform. FLUD aims to minimise the impact of flash floods through developing an economically sustainable and effective technical approach to flood-alert systems.
The proposed solution will provide accurate, and timely predictions enabling corresponding authorities to carry out pre-emptive actions in order to minimise the devastating effects of severe urban flooding, and support effective decision making in matters such as installation and maintenance of the necessary infrastructure, allocation of resources, traffic network management etc.
The developed system will be tested at two high-risk sites in Malaysia to validate its operational effectiveness with urban authorities. The final product will be benchmarked for utilisation in smart city projects in Malaysia, the UK, and other countries facing extreme urban flooding.