The Whether You Do Or Weather You Don’t (WUDOWUD) initiative is led by Know Now Information in collaboration with the Hampshire Hub Partnership and supported by the STFC (Science & Technology Centre).
WUDOWUD is broken into two distinct phases.
- to prove that a correlation can be positively identified between the weather event and events occurring due to that weather in a specific location. The project is using historic data to a) identify a correlation (2000 to 2006) and b) then validating this correlation (2007 to 2014).
- Phase two is then working with experts in the emergency services (in particular the Fire Service), Government Agencies and local council response teams in determining whether a proactive response could lead to a better outcome.
WUDoWUD has also been featured as a case study by the Science & Technology Facilities Council: Predicting weather-related emergency blackspots
Co-founder of Know Now, David Patterson, and Mark Braggins (Hampshire Hub Partnership, BlueLightCamp & British APCO) presented an overview and update at the DCLG’s Flood Resilience Discovery Day in February 2015