This paper introduces a new role for hydroinformatics in its sociotechnical environment. It introduces a novel and modern approach for dealing with flooding and other such destructive phenomena which have been increasing ever more rapidly throughout the world. By far the greatest toll from floods and flood-related disasters, however, is in the so-called 'developing' world where the resources for dealing with such problems are either inadequate or non-existent, even as these are often subject to the interventions of corrupt behaviour and practices and their related dubious legal systems. The necessity of promoting the nature of the force that is required to overcome these negativities are identified as those provided by active stakeholder participation and this paper indicates how this force can be informed and motivated largely through projecting ultra-realistic dynamic and coloured illustrations within a collective social environment.
Research Article|May 15 2013
Towards a hydroinformatics praxis in the service of social justice
M. B. Abbott
M. B. Abbott, Z. Vojinovic; Towards a hydroinformatics praxis in the service of social justice. Journal of Hydroinformatics 1 March 2014; 16 (2): 516–530. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/hydro.2013.198
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