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Anna Serra-Llobet

    Center for Catastrophic Risk Management of the University of California at Berkeley

    Email: annaserrallobet ‘at’ berkeley ‘dot’ edu

    Dr. Anna Serra-Llobet is a researcher at the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management of the University
    of California at Berkeley, conducting research on sustainable flood management strategies, comparing
    the US, the EU and other regions in the world, with focus on environmental planning. Her academic
    background in Environmental Sciences and experience working at the European Union has given Anna
    unique insights into flood risk as a complex system, with an important interplay of physical processes with policy and governance, notably the political and social aspects of flood risk and societal response to the processes of flooding. Her book “Managing Flood Risk: Innovative Approaches from Big Floodplain Rivers and Urban Streams” (published by Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018) is unique among scholarly works on flood-risk management in its involvement of co-authors from agencies on the ‘front lines’ of managing flood risk, in North America and Europe. Anna serves as co-chair of the International Committee of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM), the largest organization of floodplain management professionals in North America, with over 6,000 active members. She is coordinator of the California FloodHub, a network of university researchers and state agency staff working to improve flood risk management in California, with the goal to generate effective science-based solutions to flood risk challenges.