4DM Developing a Near Real Time Community Flood Risk Awareness Tool for River Environments

4DM was awarded a DRDC CFP innovation project partnering with Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to conduct applied research and development to create a web-based tool to assess riverine flood risk to communities based on forecasted water levels. The information is generated in near real-time, at daily frequency, to provide early warning to authorities responsible for forecasting, mitigating, managing and responding to disasters related to floods. The study area used to develop the new standalone tool called “HydrologiX-Flood Alert” will be in Lower Churchill River in Labrador. The design goal of the project will be to implement a generic tool as well as process and interoperable standards and technology flexible to apply in other river systems in Canada.