FloodMapp is an early stage technology company that specialises in rapid real-time flood forecasting and flood inundation mapping to provide greater warning time that can potentially save lives and reduce damage and associated financial losses.
Our core mission is to build a safer future. We want to see a world where no lives are lost in flood events. Where people get home safe to their families and loved ones, always. In the face of a changing climate, we want to see more resilient, prepared and prosperous communities. Our vision is to become the most trusted provider of flood forecast and real-time mapping data across the world, enabling us to make a global impact.
Flooding is predicted to displace 50 million people by 2100.
What's being done about it?
Co-Founder & CEO of FloodMapp
I never set out to start a business.
When I started developing FloodMapp, it was a passion project. It was something I felt like I had to do.
The impetus for FloodMapp came in 2011, when I saw the catastrophic impact of flooding firsthand in Brisbane. I saw my friend’s home engulfed by floodwaters, and she had no idea it was going to happen.
Two years later, I moved to Calgary and it happened again. I took five of my friends into my apartment because they had nowhere to go. It took everyone without warning.
Floods take thousands of lives around the world every year. And with climate change leading to more frequent and severe flooding, the problem is going to get worse.
After the floods in Brisbane and Calgary, I found myself wishing there was more I could have done to help my friends.
That’s when FloodMapp started. I started developing FloodMapp because I wanted to reduce the impacts of flooding and make people safer — and we’re well on our way to being able to do that all around the world.