BlackBerry has teamed up with the University of Windsor to develop a new tool that will help address the issue of flood risk and clean water monitoring for Indigenous communities in Canada and flood victims worldwide.
The project, which runs on BlackBerry’s critical event management platform AtHoc, has been tested in Canada and, according to BlackBerry, “provides autonomous year-round monitoring and an intelligent early warning system, collecting and processing large amounts of sensor data, and generating alerts based on the data insights.”
BlackBerry said in a statement that Indigenous peoples across Canada are disproportionately affected by flooding and a lack of clean water, prompting the two companies to join forces.
Neelam Sandhu, senior vice president at BlackBerry, said tools like theirs would be crucial as the impacts of climate change continue to worsen each year.
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