Regional climate change in the Northern Great Plains. This research examines the impacts of climate change on long-term flood risks in the Devils Lake watershed. The management and mitigation cost of this decades-long flooding has already exceeded $1.5 billion; at the same time, the flooding created numerous business opportunities in niche tourism for local communities.
Climate change impact on water and food security of the Former Soviet Union countries.
How social network data can help in flood monitoring.
Study of the difference in attitudes of the US and UK mass-media towards applying the “precautionary principle” to environmental protection.
In this research, data from social networks is actively used. Starting in 2012, the entire stream of Twitter messages related to climate change in six languages (~4 million messages to date) has been captured; this data is being used to study factors affecting public attitudes towards global warming. I am compiling Data from social media databases are also collected on other topics related to risk management, such as the 2013 historic Alberta flood. The concept of “people as sensors” is a central tenant of research mining social media for geographically distributed data on people and the environment.
Research papers and presentations can be downloaded from Research Gate at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrei_Kirilenko2