Matching needs to offers

Recent experiences show that people want to help, and clearly during the aftermath of a flooding event, people need help. There is often a problem with the matchmaking between needs and offers, especially in the early chaotic days of a flood event. Approaches to managing this which account for the constraints that may be prevalent (e.g. loss of power or communication) will be of great value.

There are many opportunities to facilitate easier matching of individual needs to offers of assistance:

This could be a ‘dating service’ style offering.

Some work has been done on this already