NYU is building an ultrasonic flood sensor network in New York's Gowanus neighborhood

Responding to today’s floods while preparing for worsening events in the future is a critical task for NYC’s administration.

Andrea Silverman, associate professor at NYU Tandon, spoke about Floodnet, a collaborative project that provides a street-by-street look at flooding throughout a given neighborhood. “We are essentially designing, building and deploying low cost sensors to measure street level flooding,” said Silverman. “The idea is that it can provide badly needed quantitative data.”