Raha Hakimdavar, a Ph.D candidate in engineering at Columbia University, will be working with the Netherlands' Delft University to develop a real-time sensor-and-satellite network for flood management in Haiti. The stakes are high, Hakimdavar notes, as frequent flash and hurricane-caused flooding in Haiti imposes many more hardships on the population than similar events in developed countries. The modern orbital and ground-based sensor network will do much to fill the information gaps about Haiti's climate and flood patterns, according to this article.

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