FloodMapp is a technology company that specialises in rapid real-time flood forecasting and flood inundation mapping to provide greater warning time and situational awareness.
Our core mission is to build a safer future by saving lives and reducing the impacts of flooding. We want to see a world where no lives are lost in flood events and people always get home safe to their loved ones. 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.
We're working to stop this.
Co-Founder & CEO of FloodMapp
I never set out to build a business.
When I started developing FloodMapp, it was a passion project. But it was also 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, Australia. I saw my friend’s home inundated by floodwaters but she had no idea it was going to happen.
Two years later, I moved to Calgary, Canada and it happened again. I housed five of my friends in my apartment because they had nowhere to go. The flood impacted them 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 began developing FloodMapp because I wanted to reduce the impacts of flooding and keep people safe. Years later, I'm proud to say that we're well on our way to being able to do that all across the world.