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


  • Foong Sin Lam Department of Civil Engineering, LKC Faculty of Engineering & Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kajang, Malaysia
  • Jer Vui Lee Department of Mechatronics and BioMedical Engineering, LKC Faculty of Engineering & Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kajang, Malaysia
  • Yeok Meng Ngeow Department of General Studies, Faculty of Creative Industries, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kajang, Malaysia



CBPR, Autoethnography, Flood Management, Inclusivity


The 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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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), 3–9.



Community Environment / Social Psychology