Writing about the (IoT) future of the water

Category: Flooding




Sponge Cities: Urban Planning’s Answer to Flash Floods

Flash floods are sudden, violent floods that occur within a short time of heavy rainfall, often within hours or even minutes. They can rapidly fill streets, basements, and entire floors of buildings with water. Flash floods occur due to several factors, including heavy rain, rapid snowmelt, or the collapse of a man-made structure like a dam, overwhelming the drainage capacity in an area. In urban environments, impervious surfaces like concrete prevent water from naturally soaking into the groun...

WWF Report Highlights: Navigating Water Sustainability

In the recent report "The High Cost of Cheap Water," the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) paints a sobering picture of the global water crisis. The report underscores the immense economic value of water and...

Floods and the cost of being unprepared

From 1980 to 2021, Europe has witnessed the devastating dual toll of floods: approximately 5,600 lives lost and a staggering €250 billion in damages. As we peer into the future, these figures are ex...

In the wake of recent floods: How nature meets tech to strengthen our response

The recent flooding that swept Slovenia, has left many in shock. In the age of advanced technology, it's crucial we move beyond relying solely on human intuition during disasters. Here are three promi...

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