Built Intelligence

Unlocking the Power of Context: The Crucial Factor in Communicating Flood Risk Data

Unlocking the Power of Context: The Crucial Factor in Communicating Flood Risk Data

Extreme weather events have become increasingly prevalent worldwide with increased flooding, drought, wildfires, and cyclones. Concurrently, we are seeing increasing interest across our society in climate-related discussions, including the investment in climate-resilient communities and related infrastructure. Effectively communicating the decisions being made, the data behind those decisions and the progress being made in improving the resilience of our communities can be a challenge.

In this course, we explore five challenges related to communicating flood risk for major infrastructure projects, the current tools utilised to overcome them, and a contemporary solution for stakeholder engagement.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the various natural factors that contribute to flood risk, including meteorology, hydrology, topography, and land use
  2. Explain the impact of human actions, such as urbanisation, deforestation, and construction, on flood risk