Imagine how communities and emergency agencies will respond to disasters like Storm Desmond in the future.

Mobile technologies, drones, sensors, artificial intelligence, data analysis and mapping techniques will play an ever greater role, as will citizen participation. Our research suggests far-reaching transformations, some highly positive, such as personalised disaster rescue, others highly problematic, such as an erosion of freedom and privacy, and complications of insurance. We invite you to bring your imagination and your stories, perhaps from Storm Desmond in 2015, to build scenarios of emergency response in 2051. We will provide insights into the kinds of technologies that may be available and how these might shape disaster risk management in the future, inviting you to explore what this means for citizens and communities.

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