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Team: Flash Flood Force!

Ireland 16 years old   5 / 5

Project title:

Raphoe Floods

Research question

How can the effects of the flooding events be minimised in the Raphoe area.

Identify the local environmental/climate problem you want to investigate

We want to investigate the ongoing flooding events in Raphoe which are having a negative impact on homes and businesses.

Project topic

Floods & droughts

Describe how you plan to investigate the problem identified and which data you plan to analyse.

We plan to investigate the climate problem by doing primary research by interviewing people who live in the town and have businesses in the town who have been affected by the floods. We will also carry out secondary research by looking at news reports and articles online.

Your feedback

Expert feedback Phase 1 - 2023-2024
Is the suggested problem a problem that the students can actually investigate? Is it feasible, realistic? Please explain why or why not. Is the relation with climate/local environment worked out? Where necessary indicate the wider scientific context to which the identified problem belongs.