Development of a Forecast-based Flood and Health Risk Management System to Support Advanced Disaster Preparedness
This project will develop a novel forecast-based interactive online flood and health risk management system to support advanced disaster preparedness. To accomplish this, the research team will couple global flood and health risk prediction models and establish proactive management strategies, plans, and alternatives.
Development of an actionable flood and health risk prediction framework has the potential to radically improve existing disaster management practices, and save lives and resources by providing advanced preparedness and response strategies.
The team will work closely with the International Federation of the Red Cross and disaster management experts in Ethiopia, Peru, and Mozambique.
- Paul Block
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Kristen Malecki
Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
- Donald Moynihan
Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy
- Jonathan Patz
Professor and Director of the Global Health Institute
- Justin Sydnor
Associate Professor of Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Insurance
- Stephen Vavrus
Senior Scientist at the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research