3:05 pm—3:25 pm · June 13, 2024
Mary Ward Hall / Livestreamed
FloodLight, a volunteer-led disaster response platform, addresses the challenges of flooding in Pakistan. Launched in response to devastating floods which left one-third of the nation submerged, two million acres of agricultural land destroyed, and resulted in thousands of casualties, the platform emerged as a crucial tool in disaster management.

The platform harnesses the collective power of crowdsourcing and volunteers by enabling citizens to report and share critical information about water levels, weather conditions using their smartphones, tablets, or laptops after a disaster event. It connects all these data sources to a cloud-based platform that analyses the data and provides feedback and guidance to city officials, emergency responders, and residents. This data also helps in providing real-time insights during disaster events to facilitate effective response and management.