University of Wisconsin–Madison

Development of a Forecast-based Flood and Health Risk Management System to Support Advanced Disaster Preparedness

Funding Agency: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Award Period: 2018-2020

This project will develop a novel forecast-based interactive online flood and health risk management system to support advanced disaster preparedness. To accomplish this, the research team will couple global flood and health risk prediction models and establish proactive management strategies, plans, and alternatives.

Development of an actionable flood and health risk prediction framework has the potential to radically improve existing disaster management practices, and save lives and resources by providing advanced preparedness and response strategies.

The team will work closely with the International Federation of the Red Cross and disaster management experts in Ethiopia, Peru, and Mozambique.

Summary of Research