Flood Risk Workshop 2018

Using online media to connect flood risk management to the ground

Jurjen Wagemaker

Floodtags, Netherlands

Jurjen will share how FloodTags uses human observations from online media to detect and analyze new (and past) flood events. He also introduces a new approach to citizen engagement via chatbots in instant messengers. With this, local needs are revealed in detail and low-threshold two-way communication about flood risk is possible, even down to community level. How can these new techniques be functional in current flood risk management practices?

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Of interest for:
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group
  • Human Dimensions Focus Research Group