Farah NibbsResearch AssistantDisaster Research Centre
Farah Nibbs leads CCC’s Rainwater Harvesting Project, in which she will support community members in building affordable hurricane-hardy water tanks for harvesting and filtering rainwater. She is a PHD candidate in the Joseph R. Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Delaware and a member of the Disaster Research Centre, where she works as a research assistant.
Nibbs conducts mixed methods, qualitative and quantitative research which revolves around critical and community infrastructure, Small Island Developing States, emerging drone technologies for disaster management and affordable potable water innovations.
Her recent research has focused on disaster reconnaissance and service learning as a transdisciplinary approach to disaster information gathering in US overseas territories (US Virgin Islands). Her research has also extended to the Ebola pandemic and the treatment of African immigrants. Two journal articles are currently in review from this research.
Nibbs is currently a Bill Anderson Fund Fellow and National Science Foundation SURGE (Scholars from Under-Represented Groups in Engineering and the Social Sciences) scholar.