Anastasia Kvasha holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Sciences and Policy (Distinction) from the Central European University and a Specialist degree in Geoecology from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. She has worked at Moscow city government and was engaged in a number of projects related to environmental management and protection, including Moscow’s CDP reporting, city’s Environmental Strategy till 2030 and State report on the environment of the city. Her research interests are mainly focused on disaster risk reduction and environmental modelling in urban areas using remote sensing, GIS, latest information and communication technologies (ICT). In her current work, she is focusing on the diffusion and implementation of ICT innovations and satellite-based technologies in community flood risk mitigation, prevention, response, and recovery. The aim of the research is to identify existing challenges and issues in adoption, adaptation, and application of ICTs for community flood resilience and develop recommendations to tackle these challenges.
As a research assistant at the Environmental Systems Laboratory Anastasia is actively participating in various projects and trainings organized by the Syslab.