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County of Simcoe Application 2018

The Smart Cities Challenge is a pan-Canadian competition open to all municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities (First Nations, Métis and Inuit). The Challenge empowers communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology.

Download and review the County of Simcoe's application to the Smart Cities Challenge.

Prize category: $10 million
Name of community: County of Simcoe
Province: Ontario
Population: 479650
Indigenous community: No

Challenge statement

After years of increasing flood susceptibility, Simcoe County, partner municipalities and agencies will utilize innovative ‘smart technologies’ to reduce future damages and public risk by at least 50%; provide timely flood notifications to residents within at-risk areas; and, implement effective partnership measures to mitigate flooding concerns with emergency management services.

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