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Paulus, D. (author), Fathi, Ramian (author), Fiedrich, Frank (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author), Comes, M. (author)
Humanitarian crises, such as the 2014 West Africa Ebola epidemic, challenge information management and thereby threaten the digital resilience of the responding organizations. Crisis information management (CIM) is characterised by the urgency to respond despite the uncertainty of the situation. Coupled with high stakes, limited resources and a...
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Versteeg, Niki (author), Hermans, L.M. (author), Ahrari, Sara (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
Most water and development interventions aim to contribute to long-term sustainable impacts. Given the uncertainties involved in these longer-term water development projects, adaptive planning approaches hold promise to connect planning, implementation and evaluation. Recent innovations report promising results, but find limited wide-spread...
journal article 2021
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Warnier, Martijn (author), Alkema, Vincent (author), Comes, M. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, local and international aid organisations deploy to deliver life-saving aid to the affected population. Yet pre-disaster road maps and road transportation models do not capture disruptions to the transportation network caused by the disaster or the dynamic changes of the situation, resulting in...
journal article 2020
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Comes, M. (author), Warnier, Martijn (author), Feil, Wouter (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
Resilient critical airport infrastructures affected by a disaster need to sustain minimal functionality and quickly resume full operation, while at the same time coping with the increased operational demands imposed by the unfolding disaster response. In this paper, we develop a resilience framework and model-driven approach that focuses on the...
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Comes, M. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author), Van Wassenhove, Luk (author)
Humanitarian disasters are highly dynamic and uncertain. The shifting situation, volatility of information, and the emergence of decision processes and coordination structures require humanitarian organizations to continuously adapt their operations. In this study, we aim to make headway in understanding adaptive decision-making in a dynamic...
journal article 2020
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Ebrahimi Fard, A. (author), Mercuur, R.A. (author), Dignum, M.V. (author), Jonker, C.M. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
Rumour is a collective emergent phenomenon with a potential for provoking a crisis. Modelling approaches have been deployed since five decades ago; however, the focus was mostly on epidemic behaviour of the rumours which does not take into account the differences between agents. We use social practice theory to model agent decision-making in...
conference paper 2020
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Onencan, A.M. (author), Liu, Lian Ena (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
The global impacts of disaster risks are on the rise. Moreover, evidence shows that the severity of damage will increase exponentially. In 2019, there were 395 natural disasters that caused 11,755 deaths. Literature and practice indicate that diversification of disaster risk management (DRM) approaches can make communities more resilient. One...
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Paulus, D. (author), Meesters, Kenny (author), de Vries, G. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
Humanitarian organizations are increasingly challenged by the amount of data available to drive their decisions. Useful data can come from many sources, exists in different formats, and merging it into a basis for analysis and planning often exceeds organizations’ capacities and resources. At the same time, affected communities’ participation in...
conference paper 2019
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Paulus, D. (author), de Vries, G. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
The effectiveness of machine learning algorithms depends on the quality and amount of data and the operationalization and interpretation by the human analyst. In humanitarian response, data is often lacking or overburdening, thus ambiguous, and the time-scarce, volatile, insecure environments of humanitarian activities are likely to inflict...
conference paper 2019
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Onencan, A.M. (author), Enserink, B. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
Kenya Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB) Impact Report indicates a stagnation in water coverage at 55 percent, for the last three years, contrary to the 2015 target of 80 percent. One main reason for the stagnation is weak cross-county cooperation between hydrologically interdependent governments. WASREB has little guidance on what...
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Onencan, A.M. (author), Enserink, B. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
The Kenyan government has made significant advances in water resources management at the local authority (county) level with little or no cooperation at the drainage basin level. Research on critical determinants of cooperation amongst transboundary water negotiation teams is limited. In this paper, we assess whether personal attribute...
journal article 2019
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Onencan, A.M. (author), Enserink, B. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
In early 2016, we designed Nzoia WeShareIt game to support joint decision-making, in a complex river basin, through policy practice in the form of water allocation trade-offs between food, energy, and nature. Nzoia WeShareIt game is a multi-player hybrid cooperation game. This concept report is a detailed description of the Nzoia WeShareIt game...
report 2018
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Comes, M. (author), Bergtora Sandvik, Kristin (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze how far technology and information enable, facilitate or support the planning and implementation decisions in humanitarian vaccine cold chains for vaccination campaigns. The authors specifically focus on three emerging technologies that have the potential to create more flexible conditions in...
journal article 2018
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Onencan, A.M. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
Equitable and reasonable utilization is a core principle in the distribution of water resources. However, its practical application in the Nile Basin has been a significant challenge, leading to a water allocation deadlock. To address the deadlock, we used the van Eeten (1999) four-step process for defining new agendas. To reconstruct the debate...
journal article 2018
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Onencan, A.M. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
The Paris Agreement was a monumental stride towards global climate change governance. It unlocked the climate change gridlock, introducing country-subjective commitments and a five-year review mechanism. To support the implementation of the Paris Agreement, we designed the Nzoia WeShareIt climate change game. Game sessions were conducted in...
journal article 2018
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Haak, Elise (author), Ubacht, J. (author), Van den Homberg, Marc (author), Cunningham, S. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
The incidence of natural disasters worldwide is increasing. As a result, a growing number of people is in need of humanitarian support, for which limited resources are available. This requires an effective and efficient prioritization of the most vulnerable people in the preparedness phase, and the most affected people in the response phase of...
conference paper 2018
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Onencan, A.M. (author), Enserink, B. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
Nzoia river basin county governments barely cooperate in water resources management to jointly increase the basin's food and energy productivity levels, due to limited trust. In this paper, we propose a game-based approach that can be replicated in any river basin, to assess trust and collaboration processes. In particular, we used the pre...
journal article 2018
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Paulus, D. (author), Meesters, Kenny (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
In the aftermath of disasters, information is of the essence for humanitarian decision makers in the field. Their concrete information needs is highly context-influenced and often they find themselves unable to access the right information at the right time. We propose a novel ICT-based approach to address these information needs more accurately...
conference paper 2018
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Onencan, A.M. (author), Meesters, Kenny (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
The Horizon 2020 interim evaluation (2017) indicates a steep increase in citizen engagement in European Union Citizen Science (CS) projects, with less than 1% in budgetary terms and minimal influence. Research findings attribute weak CS influence to the restriction of citizen actions to data collection, with minimal or no engagement in co...
journal article 2018
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Sebastian, Antonia (author), Lendering, K.T. (author), Kothuis, B.L.M. (author), Brand, A.D. (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author), van Gelder, P.H.A.J.M. (author), Godfroij, Maartje (author), Kolen, B. (author), Comes, M. (author), Lhermitte, S.L.M. (author), Meesters, Kenny (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author), Ebrahimi Fard, A. (author), Cunningham, S. (author), Khakzad, N. (author), Nespeca, V. (author)
On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas as a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of approximately 200 km/hour. Harvey caused severe damages in coastal Texas due to extreme winds and storm surge, but will go down in history for record-setting rainfall totals and flood-related damages. Across large...
report 2017
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