Faculty Advisor

Bianchi, Frederick

Faculty Advisor

Dodson, Leslie Lynn

Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert

Project Center



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

Date Accepted

December 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs