Skip navigation


Building REsilience to Multi-source Flooding in Southeast/South Asia through a Technology-informed Community-based approacH

The Building REsilience to Multi-source Flooding in Southeast/South Asia through a Technology-informed Community-based approacH (REMATCH) project was funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council/Global Challenges Research Fund and involved an interdisciplinary research team to tackle the multidimensional challenges of flooding. The project was led by Newcastle University in collaboration with Dr Oliver Hensengerth from Northumbria University, and researchers from An Giang University, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, and the Asian Institute of Technology.

The aim of the REMATCH project was to explore recent scientific and technological advances and develop an innovative and effective community-based flood risk management strategy to build community resilience to flooding from multiple sources.

Many regions in Southeast and South Asia are particularly vulnerable to flooding which repeatedly affects millions of people. Due to the prevailing monsoon, abundant river systems and long coastlines, floods are often a result of multiple drivers, commonly including tropical storms, typhoons and storm surges.

Awareness and understanding of flood risk at the local to national level often remains low and most low-income communities do not have well-coordinated hazard reduction and management schemes in place. There is an urgent need to develop and implement effective risk communication and management strategies to prepare the local communities for future floods, with focus on pre-event disaster risk management and resilience building through active engagement with communities.

The REMATCH project involved five interlinked work packages:

  1. Risk communication and knowledge sharing
  2. Multi-source flood risk assessment and communication
  3. Historical and cultural implications on flood resilience
  4. Citizen science approaches towards real-time flood monitoring and warning
  5. Measuring and building flood resilience

You can find out more about the research activities, team members and access research outputs from the project’s dedicated website


Geography and Environmental Sciences Courses

With a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning Geography and Environmental Sciences courses, whatever you want to get out of university, let us show you why you want Northumbria University, Newcastle!


Geography and Environmental Sciences Staff

Our Geography and Environmental Sciences students learn from the best – inspirational academic staff with a genuine passion for their subject. Our courses are at the forefront of current knowledge and practice and are shaped by world-leading and internationally excellent research.

a group of people around each other

Undergraduate Open Day Events

Looking to study in with us in September? Our Undergraduate Open Day Events are the perfect opportunity for you to find out as much as you can about our wide range of courses and world-class facilities.

Latest News and Features

IVCO conference 2024
Front row, L-R: Professor Matthew Johnson from Northumbria University and Piotr Mahey from ACCESS: Policy are pictured with members of the ACCESS: Policy team (left) and Northumbria University students (right) selected to be part of the first ACCESS: Climate and Environment programme.
a group of people pictured sitting around a board game, holding up cards which are part of the game and smiling at the camera.
Dr Monika Markowska at what was Lake Chew Bahir in southern Ethiopia.
AI can map giant icebergs from satellite images 10,000 times faster than humans 
Ambleside and Great Langdale, within the historic county of Westmorland, as surveyed by the Land Use Survey of Britain in 1931/32. Large areas of upland Britain were classified as rough hill pasture or commons- yellow shading (Copyright: Giles Clark, CC-BY-NC-SA).
The land use of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Gateshead as surveyed by the Land Use Survey of Britain between 1931 and 1935 (Copyright Giles Clark, CC-BY-NC-SA)
Meltwater drips from winter sea ice grounded as the tide drops. Photo from British Antarctic Survey
More events

Upcoming events

Back to top