Understanding human behavior for better climate adaptation

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

La Vita 4
Lakeshore Hotel Gulshan (Road 41, House 46, Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Date 29 October 2019
Time 12:00 - 13:30
Event is closed for registration. Please contact us if you're interested.
Registry fee € Free
Chair Femke Schasfoort (Deltares) & Umme Kulsum (TUDelft, IWFM)


How do local communities respond to a hazard? Will they change their behavior or will they continue with what they were always doing? Evidence shows that after a flood event the preparedness of local communities for new floods rises, for example, due to the implementation of household floodproofing measures. The same applies to waterlogging, frequent waterlogging can make farmers decide to cultivate different crops or change to aquaculture. In Bangladesh, there are even examples of farmers in waterlogged areas using water hyacinths to construct floating gardens, which act as platforms for soil and compost for growing crops. 

The goal of this session is to raise awareness on the role of human responses on the socio-economic impact (e.g. on poverty, health, and employment) and implementation success of climate adaptation policy. 

The session will demonstrate approaches such as Agent-Based Modelling and Mental Mapping through the case studies in Bangladesh. An interesting role-play will be used to engage with the participants to simulate the impact of human responses on policy strategies. 

So, register to join us in this interesting session.