Flooding Challenge

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27/04/2017

Seeking low cost, innovative solutions that can monitor and predict blocked gullies in high risk flooding areas of Dublin.

 

Following the success of the cycling challenge we are launching three new SBIR competitions in partnership with Enterprise Ireland.  We are looking for smart and low cost innovative solutions to tackle illegal dumping, to monitor and predict blocked gullies in high risk flooding areas and to design wayfinding solutions in the Dublin region.

 

The aim is to use technology to maximise the use of limited resources by monitoring gullies, especially in high risk areas. Implementing a system that provides real time information during a flood event to provide the local authority an opportunity to deploy resources to the areas that need it most.

 

 

Roy O’Donnell, Gully Manager, Environment and Transportation, Dublin City Council “We, in the Surface Water and Flood Management Division, are delighted to be involved in the launch of this SBIR challenge. It is an exciting time for us in DCC, where in cooperation with innovative companies, we can improve the real time information gathered and target our responses to potential flood events. This will help to, improve the quality of our service delivery and reduce the fear and worry for citizens that have had the the misfortune to have suffered at the hands of a flood.”

 

There was a briefing session for all prospective applicants on the 12th May. It provided the opportunity to discuss the requirements of the brief with Enterprise Ireland, Smart Dublin and the Grangegorman Development Agency.

 

 

The challenge is open for applications until 12th June 2017 at noon.

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