Bessie Schwarz, Cloud to Street
Brooklyn, New York


Bessie Schwarz Cloud to Street WE Empower Awardee

Bessie Schwarz is the co-founder of Cloud to Street, the leading flood mapping platform designed to protect the world’s most climate-vulnerable communities. By harnessing global satellites, advanced science, and community intelligence, they monitor worldwide floods in near real-time and remotely analyze local flood exposure. Their mission is to ensure that all vulnerable governments access the high quality information they need to prepare for and respond to increasing catastrophes. Cloud to Street is or has been used by governments across 15 countries and is on track to enable new flood protection and insurance for 10 million people in the next 5 years.
Sustainable Development Goals 2 (Zero Hunger), 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), and 13 (Climate Action).