HydroCity: the key to flood-resilient cities

Floods caused by excessive rainfall are having hazardous effects on many cities around the world. These effects are occurring increasingly frequently and range from local, water-related inconvenience to flood-induced disruption of society and devastation. HydroCity is a platform where several knowledge institutes and Dutch private and public organizations in the water and earth-observation sectors have joined forces to help cities improve their flood resilience.

Data acquisition and storage

  • Accurate actual and historical hydrological information on precipitation, infiltration, interception, evaporation, surface flow and storage, sewer inflow and storage, and soil moisture;
  • Accurate and up-to-date geographical information on the city surface; 
  • Online access to data from sources such as telemetry, remote sensing (satellites, radar and aircraft) and ordinary citizens.

Data analysis and modelling

  • Data from various sources into user-friendly maps and graphs;
  • Access to advanced online modelling tools using real-time data such as catchment-specific storm-water runoff models. 

Decision-support applications

  • A wide range of smart operational and strategic applications, including flood forecasting systems, automatic flood alerts, drought forecasting systems and heavy-rain forecast tools;
  • Insight into the effectiveness of measures such as local detention ponds, local storage tanks and green roofs. 



Would you like more information?

Do you want tot know what the HydroCity webportal could mean for your city?

Please contact:

HydroLogic BV and NEO BV
T: +31 33 4753535
E: info@hydrocity.com
W: www.hydrologic.com
W: www.neo.nl