Waterproofing Data: Engaging Stakeholders in the Sustainable Governance of Flood Risks for Urban Resilience
Waterproofing Data: Engaging Stakeholders in the Sustainable Governance of Flood Risks for Urban Resilience seeks to support more adaptive, community-approaches to flood preparedness through the development of closer links between citizens and data. Focusing on the Brazilian cities of Acre and São Paulo, it aims to transfer greater control over the production of data and support the creation of more participatory structures for its use.
The multidisciplinary project will bring together local communities, flood experts and city officials to promote more inclusive governance structures for hazard monitoring. The findings will be widely applicable for other cities seeking to establish more responsive and community-led responses to flood risk.
João Porto De Albuquerque (Principal Investigator, Associate Professor)
Jon Coaffee (Professor in Urban Geography)
Joanne Clare Garde-Hansen (Reader in Culture, Media and Communication)
Nerea Calvillo Gonzalez (Architect)
Nathaniel Tkacz (Reader)
• Development of innovative and citizen-led data production and management tools.
• Creation of a website and social media presence to engage a range of audiences.
• Creation and dissemination of knowledge through workshops, policy papers and journals articles.