A Reliable System for Proactive Flood Management

Flooding is the most common natural disaster, causing immense social disruption, economic loss and housing inequality in cities worldwide. Oftentimes, cities rely on outside agencies or partners to stay informed about flood conditions, which can limit the availability and type of data city leaders receive. Smart city technologies, such as remote water level sensing, allow cities to take flood management into their own hands by remotely monitoring surface water levels in real-time. This allows cities to affordably collect data, detect emergencies, build models, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the waterbodies in their community.



  • Quickly identify and respond to flooded areas and catch basins.
  • Save lives and reduce disaster management costs with accurate advanced warnings of water level anomalies.
  • Improve data collection and modeling for water level and design proactive approaches to crises.
  • Automate flood level assessment and alerts, allowing other critical personnel to attend to residents in need during high water events



  • Urban Floods – Monitor flood prone areas with a network of water level sensors to inform public officials and citizens when dangerous flood conditions occur.
  • Storm Surge and Tides – Weather proof sensors mounted on piers or bridges can detect storm surges or dangerous tidal conditions without the need to deploy critical personnel.
  • Irrigation – More frequent drought calls for more efficient irrigation management. NearSky allows irrigation systems to be automated based on real time water level data.
  • Stormwater – Urban flooding is often caused by out of date or poorly managed stormwater systems. Sensors deployed in high-maintenance catch basins can alert officials to clogs or build ups, before flooding occurs.

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