Dodson, Leslie Lynn
Our project aids the work of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to manage flood risks in the Shkodër Region of Albania. We conducted interviews with Aarhus Information Center, the Civil Emergencies Brigade, the GIZ, and the Institute for Geosciences, Energy, Water and Environment (IGJEUM) and residents of eight different communities to understand people’s experiences, perceptions, and decision making for flooding. Interview discussions revealed that residents are unaware of some actions to take to prepare for a flood. We developed outreach tools to increase personal agency in an effort to reduce their risks for future floods. Our outreach tools will help the ongoing efforts of GIZ and its partners by increasing accessibility and discussion.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
President's IQP Award, Winner
Interactive Qualifying Project
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