Against the Storm: Forecasting, Communicating and Responding to Extreme Weather

The WJA Lab is interested in unconventional understandings of disaster management and risk communication through comparative research to inform cooperation-based disaster management. The response of civil society to extreme weather events puzzles experts of climate change and disasters: despite the increasing ability to forecast disasters, as well as the availability in the media of images of their aftermath, the morbidity of such events remains associated with lack of communication and cooperation. This project focuses on the forecasting of water disasters, on the ways in which difficult environmental conditions are predicted, and on how such warnings are acted upon, at different yet interconnected levels.

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