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PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH ON THE EFFECTS OF TIME AND EXPERIENCE ON FLOOD RISK PERCEPTION, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

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Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH ON THE EFFECTS OF TIME AND EXPERIENCE ON FLOOD RISK PERCEPTION, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

We are looking for volunteers, both residents and public stakeholders in the Township of Whitewater Region, who experienced* spring flooding in 2019 to take part in a study focused on

risk perceptions of, response to and recovery from the 2019 spring flooding

*Experience includes: FLOODED HOMES/COTTAGES, IMPACTS TO TRAVEL AND WORK, HELPED WITH FLOOD RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

The study seeks to:

  1. Develop broader understandings of perceptions of individual and stakeholder risk relative to flood risk officially identified and warned by expert groups;
  2. Analyze the extent to which current experience shapes individuals’ and communities’ perceived capacities to recover following catastrophic events; and
  3. Evaluate the influence of prior flood experience on perception and decision making. 

As a participant in this study, you would be asked to have an interview with a member of our research team. Interviews will be held one-on-one, in-person or over the phone, and will take up to one (1) hour of your time. 

For more information about this study, or to volunteer to participate, please contact: 

Primary Contact
Jennifer Spinney, Ph.D.
spinneywx@gmail.com
(519) 878 – 5986
spinneywx.com 

— OR — 

Secondary Contact
Dr. Brent Doberstein
bdoberstein@uwaterloo.ca
(519) 888 – 4567 x. 33384

This study has been reviewed by, and received ethics clearance through, a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee (ORE#41250) and is financially supported by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction’s (ICLR) Quick Response Program.