Your City. Your Future

Global floods and extreme rainfall events have surged by more than 50% this decade alone. By 2050, 70% of the world will live in cities. Oasis HUB has teamed up with Fathom to enable cities to deal with the risks and impacts of climate change.

The Fathom flood hazard data provides an overview of flood hazard across a range of return periods in the form of 3 arcsecond (~90 m) resolution flood maps. The data is intended to give users an overview of flood risk in cities for which such data has previously been unavailable – particularly in the developing world. The general lack of high-quality terrain, river and rainfall data in such regions makes flood modelling very challenging, and the Fathom team are at the forefront of academic research in this field.