Doctoral candidate leads UW2020 project investigating flood risk and vulnerability in Peru

A new report showcases how community perceptions of risk and social vulnerability shape responses to the threat of natural disasters. Led by Nelson Institute doctoral candidate Hugh Roland, the report entitled, Stakeholders’ Perspectives on Flood Risk and Vulnerability in Peru, investigates these community vulnerability perceptions as they relate to flood risk in Peru.

The report was published as a part of a UW2020 project. The UW2020 program was developed “to stimulate and support highly innovative and groundbreaking research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison” and is supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). This particular project is being led by Roland who is focusing his doctoral work on environment-related vulnerability and migration in Peru, Kiribati, and the Marshall Islands. He became involved in this UW2020 project through his interest in health vulnerability and how that relates to environmental shifts…

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