Erich Wolff is an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering and architecture. His doctoral research explored the first-hand experiences of leading a citizen science flood-monitoring project conducted in partnership with communities living in Indonesia and Fiji. This project collected more than 5000 photos of floods that were used to inform the design of nature-based infrastructure systems in the area. Having participated in research projects in Brazil, Colombia, USA and Australia, he has collaborated in courses in several institutions including RMIT and Monash University (AUS), University of Pennsylvania (USA) and Technical University of Delft (NL). His most recent publications examine participatory methods in disaster science and interrogate how communities can contribute to more nuanced and democratic decision-making in the realm of natural infrastructure design and planning.