Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre Internship Program :: Center for Science and Technology Policy Research

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Katie Chambers

Katie Chambers

June - August, 2017

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Executive Summary: Flood Modelling and Assessments for Downstream Communities of Koka Dam, Ethiopia

Notes from the Field

Katie is a PhD student in Environmental Engineering with a focus on Engineering for Developing Communities. She earned her B.S. in Environmental Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2016. In Ethiopia, Katie will be developing flood inundation maps for communities downstream of hydroelectric dams. These maps will guide the development of Early Warning Early Action frameworks for the Ethiopian Red Cross Society and IFRC. Her environmental engineering research investigates the comparative vulnerabilities and resilience of different types of sanitation systems found in resource-limited communities, as well as the tradeoffs made when prioritizing resilience in system selection.