SERRA LLOBET Anna
Flood risk perception and communication through mapping: Experience in the EU and internationally (OT-Med/IMéRA fellow; 11 September 2017 - 13 July 2018)
Dr. Serra-Llobet specializes in flood risk management policies. After receiving her PhD in Environmental Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2011), she worked at the Water Unit of the Directorate General for the Environment at the European Commission (EU) in Brussels, analysing EU funded research on hydro-meteorological risks (floods and droughts) and vulnerability assessment in Europe. Then as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Urban & Regional Development, University of California Berkeley, she conducted comparative studies of flood management governance in the US and EU. In 2014 she was awarded a Prometeo visiting professorship to the University of Cuenca, Ecuador, where she taught and conducted research on the potential to implement green infrastructure for stormwater management in Latin American. She is now project director at the Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley, working on sustainable flood management strategies in the US and the EU.