Connect Flooding Demonstrator - Dublin City Council

As part of the Smart Dublin programme, DCC is working in collaboration with Intel and the CONNECT Centre to build a network of low-cost, low-powered rainfall sensors. This pilot project was initiated to revolutionise rainfall and water level monitoring around the City and to demonstrate how the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart technology can deliver smart, affordable and scalable solutions.

The long-term goal is to build an experimental flood prediction and response platform. Phase 1 of the project involved the placement of eight sensors at five different locations, while Phase 2 involved the placement of a further 16 sensors at a total of eight locations across the City, which are configured to send updates to the Council every two hours.

DCC will add up to 10 river-level monitors and four weathers stations, and will begin exploring the link between the data sets in relation to early flood prediction and prevention in Dublin City.