A new web-based platform – RiskMap – which will enable people to share information in real time of flooding has been released just as the monsoon breaks this season. Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group (CAG), a NGO based in Alwarpet is supporting this initiative.Riskmap platform has been developed by MIT Urban Risk Lab and supported by Tata Center at MIT. CAG is supporting its pilot in Chennai and will work with residents, media and government agencies to use the data.
RiskMap India is a crowd-sourced flood reporting platform for residents to share critical information with each other in real-time. People affected by flooding and water-logging can add information to the web-based map using their preferred social media channels – Facebook Messenger, Twitter and Telegram.