UROP Project

HOWAMAN - Nachhaltige Strategien und Technologien für dasHochwasserrisikomanagement in ariden und semi-ariden Gebieten (Sustainable strategies and technologies for flood risk management in arid and semi-arid areas)

Contact

Name

Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80-90695

E-Mail

Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
1128
Category:
RWTH UROP
Field:
Sociology
Faculty:
7
Organisation unit:
Sociology of Technology and Organization (STO)
Language Skills:
Farsi, English, German (optional)

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Arid and semi-arid regions pose particular challenges for flood risk management. The risk of flooding due to heavy rainfall exists in relatively unstable arid areas where no well-defined structural measures to reduce flood damage are available. Compared to humid regions, where floods occur regularly, floods in arid and semi-arid areas occur rarely. The lower probability of occurrence leads to a lower risk awareness among residents and stakeholders and flooding in these regions is still a poorly understood and controlled natural phenomenon. Due to climatic and geographical peculiarities, Iran is facing the above challenges. The project consists of a large interdisciplinary consortium from science and industry with associated partners in Iran. We pursue a holistic approach that aims to enable sustainable and locally culturally and socially accepted strategies and, through capacity building, to actively integrate the local population and share knowledge.

Task

Support in conducting interviews Acquisition of Interviewees Transcribing and translating interviews Qualitative content analysis General research

Requirements

Ability to speak Farsi Experience in conducting interviews Knowledge in social and culture sciences are welcome