Dr. Eva (Evalyna) Bogdan is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Researcher and a MEOPAR Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. In her postdoctoral research, Building Capacity for Difficult Conversations on Flood Risk Management in Canadian Coastal Communities, she addresses the need for social innovation in flood risk governance by developing the Tough Conversations Protocol. The goal is to enhance collective problem-solving to address flooding issues as part of the FloodGov project and the Climate Risk Research Group housed at the University of Waterloo. More broadly, she is interested in how diverse and potentially competing views and interests are navigated in policies and practices addressing socio-environmental problems, especially related to risk, crises/disasters, and land-use. She has conducted research on the 2013 Alberta flood, the 2003 BSE crisis in Canada, and other topics. To examine complex issues, she applies an interdisciplinary lens and innovative stakeholder engagement approaches.