Reflections on Identity, Positionality and Power in Community-Based Participatory Flood Research

Authors

  • Foong Sin Lam Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • Lee Jer Vui UTAR
  • Ngeow Yeok Meng

Keywords:

: CBPR, Autoethnography, Flood Management, Inclusivity

Abstract

This paper explores the integration of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) with hydrological modeling in flood risk management, focusing on positionality, identity, and power dynamics. Employing autoethnography as the primary research method, this study draws on personal experiences and reflections of researchers to deeply engage with and understand the cultural and social dynamics of flood-affected communities. By shifting from traditional authoritative research roles to more collaborative and facilitative engagements, the study promotes equitable and inclusive practices that align scientific rigor with the complexities of the communities involved. The broader application of CBPR principles ensures sustainable, community-driven approaches in flood risk management.

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Published

2024-05-11

How to Cite

Lam, F. S., Lee, J. V., & Ngeow, Y. M. (2024). Reflections on Identity, Positionality and Power in Community-Based Participatory Flood Research . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 9(29). Retrieved from https://ebpj.e-iph.co.uk/index.php/EBProceedings/article/view/6001

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Section

Community Environment / Social Psychology