Tandon's CUSP & C2SMART faculty participate in NYC hyperlocal flooding research project

New York City, for example, sea-level rise and high-intensity rainstorms (which convey large volumes of water to drains, leading to backups and overflows) have led to a dramatic increase in flood risk, particularly in low-lying and coastal neighborhoods.

Researchers at NYU and NYU Tandon are involved in a major New York City research project focused on identifying and monitoring areas of the city prone to hyperlocal flooding. This Q&A piece includes interviews with Andrea Silverman (Civil & Urban Engineering, CUSP), Elizabeth Henaff (Integrated Design and Media, CUSP), and Tega Brain (integrated design and media), who are involved in the project, FloodNet.nyc: Street-level Flood Sensing and Data Sharing for Urban Resilience