Faculty Advisor

Bianchi, Frederick W.

Faculty Advisor

Troy, Karen

Project Center

Puerto Rico


This proposal, prepared for La Compañía para el Desarrollo Integral de la Península de Cantera (CDIPC), provided a risk assessment, guidelines for the mitigation of damages, and guidelines for the optimization of recovery for the community of Cantera. Through the use of literature research, interviews, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) mapping, and a survey we described the vulnerabilities that restrict this community. We delivered an informational resource packet containing guidelines to mitigate damages and optimize recovery. We also provided the CDIPC with a community presentation and script for them to present to the residents highlighting this information, as well as an analysis of survey data on the lack of flood insurance in the region.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering