Nirupama Agrawal

Nirupama Agrawal is a Professor of Disaster and Emergency Management (DEM) at York University, Canada, with over 30 years of professional experience. She has a PhD in Water Resources from Kyoto University, Japan, and a master’s in Hydrology from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. She was a researcher at the University of Newcastle, UK, before joining Western University, Canada, on a postdoctoral assignment, followed by teaching at Brandon University. Her research and teaching interests include natural hazards, disaster risk, flood risk control measures, community risk perception and participation for resilience building, and multi-criteria decision support systems. She has supervised and served as an examiner for over 60 graduate students; published over 60 refereed articles; and nearly 20 book chapters. Her recent textbook, “Natural Disasters and Risk Management in Canada: An Introduction,” published by Springer, is among the top used publications on SpringerLink. Her other publications include an edited book on the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and a Travel Time Atlas for the Atlantic Ocean, the first of its kind early warning resource for the Atlantic Ocean. She serves on various working groups and journal editorial advisory boards, including Natural Hazards, International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Canadian Journal of Emergency Management, and Canadian Dam Association emergency management and inundation mapping working groups.