Invention, where to start? How about start with something free - open data? In the UK, we are in luck. The United Kingdom is the country ranked #1 at the Global Open Data Index:
A snapshop from http://index.okfn.org/place/
How much open data we can find and piece together around "flood" as a topic? After all, flood has killed people and animals, destroying infrastructures and homes and it spreads infectious diseases.
What would you make of:
Where would you take it next? Disease surveillance and waterbourne outbreaks? Is there anything on World Health Organisation that you can use to derive some intelligence: http://apps.who.int/gho/data/?theme=home
We'd be intrigue to know hear from you on your citizen flood watching/prevention effort! Share with us in the comment below or tweet to us @citizeninventor