Emilie Crémin

I am a doctor of geography with training in social, cultural, ethno-ecological and environmental geography. I conduct research on community engagement in the management of river and coastal ecosystems, multi-hazard risk assessments with a critical approach to river development policies. I also study the agro-ecological practices of farming communities to support the co-development of sustainable development solutions. I hope in this way to support the integration of local knowledge into environmental policies. My research is initially based on prolonged immersion in my research sites located along several rivers in South and Southeast Asia, Latin America and France. My goal is to help communities harness their knowledge to support sustainable agroecological practices in floodplains and coastal areas to adapt with multi-hazards and with the pressure of the globalisation.

I defended my PhD on community adaptation to flooding and erosion in the Brahmaputra floodplain, Assam, North East India in 2014.I have experience coordinating projects on river management in the Dordogne Basin (France) and as leader of the risk assessment working group within the UKRI GCRF Living Deltas hub. I like to organize activities with communities using participatory mapping that I digitize and combine with satellite and statistical data in a GIS. I also make documentary films with communities to make their voices heard.

In the Engage 4 Sundarbans project, I support the project coordination from the University of Lausanne. I have created the project website and continue producing medias for local communities and papers to be published in international journals. I support research on livelihoods and agro-ecological systems around the Sundarbans lead by delta’s teams.

Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4732-2376