MODELING FLOOD MEMORY AND HUMAN PROXIMITY TO RIVERS
CNDS fellows, Elena Ridolfi, Elena Mondino and Giuliano Di Baldassarre (Uppsala University) present a system dynamics model of human–flood interactions that simulates how the river proximity of human settlements is altered by changes in flood memory. We also compare our model outcomes with an unprecedented dataset consist-ing of historical and archeological observations of human settlements in the Czech Republic that have been affected by major flood events.
This study contributes to advancing knowledge about the complex dynamics of human–water systems, while providing useful insights in the field of flood risk reduction.
HANDBOOK OF SECURITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
CNDS fellow, Ashok Swain (Uppsala University) and his colleagues, Joakim Öjendal and Anders Jägerskog, have edited a comprehensive handbook which tackles the increasingly urgent problem of the impact of climate change on conflict and human security. It analyses the ways in which scarcity of resources leads to food, water and health insecurities, resulting in population migration. Featuring contributions from leading international scholars, chapters cover how these contribute globally to societal insecurity and violent conflict in a growing number of regions.