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Water Health Resilience Workshop

The Water Health Resilience Workshop took place at the 'Institute for Global Sustainable Development' (IGSD) from the 29th April - 3rd May '19.

The principal goals of workshop was to foster a collaboration among the members of the network and generate further collaborative project proposals involving researchers from the University of Warwick and University of São Paulo (USP), aimed at developing innovative interdisciplinary methods to investigate interdisciplinary methods and innovative approaches for collecting, curating and presenting distinct types of data to improve health, sanitation and resilience of disaster-affected communities, with particular focus on flooding.

The Water Health Resilience Workshop took place at the 'Institute for Global Sustainable Development' (IGSD) from the 29th April - 3rd May '19.

The principal goals of workshop was to foster a collaboration among the members of the network and generate further collaborative project proposals involving researchers from the University of Warwick and University of São Paulo (USP), aimed at developing innovative interdisciplinary methods to investigate interdisciplinary methods and innovative approaches for collecting, curating and presenting distinct types of data to improve health, sanitation and resilience of disaster-affected communities, with particular focus on flooding.

The event was opened with a presentation by Professor Joao Porto de Albuquerque the Director of the Institute for Global Sustainable Development (IGDS), click here to view the presentation.

Workshops were held to further progress discussion's that had benefited from ongoing research currently undertaken in both institutions with an emphasis on extending current methods used by the interdisciplinary expertise. Discussions covered data science approaches applied to health and well-being in cities that link water management, water security, and urban resilience.

The University of Warwick has a long-standing agreement with FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation) which is the state funding agency for São Paulo, Brazil, to jointly fund research projects between researchers from the University of Warwick and from the State of São Paulo. This workshop is an outcome of this collaboration funded by the Warwick-FAPESP Joint Fund.

Past collaborative Projects between the University of Warwick and the USP
  • “Towards a UK-Brazil Interdisciplinary Research Network on Urban Resilience Data” (funded by the Warwick Brazil Partnership Fund)
  • ‘UK-Brazil Collaboration on Leveraging Crowdsourced and Sensor Data to Support Decision-Making towards Urban Resilience’ (funded by the EPSRC Global Challenges Research Fund Institutional Award).