Monthly Archives: October 2015

Conservation Conversations in Newport’s Back Bay

Often, conversations about flooding are dominated by two preoccupations: impacts to people and property. While these impacts are critically important, we must also examine the effects of inundation on wildlife, natural places, and open space. These considerations were a key part of the discussion at the OC Society for Conservation Biology’s October Conservation Café featuring FloodRISE… Read More

Engineering Solutions to Coastal Flooding

On October 8, 2015 FloodRISE PI Brett Sanders presented to the Orange County branch of the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) about innovations in flood modeling techniques that are emerging from his lab at UC Irvine. OC EWRI is a technical source for environmental and water-related issues within the American Society of Civil… Read More

Flooding, FloodRISE, and the Technology of Aid

Does assistance to vulnerable populations around the world result in improvements in social welfare or worsening economic conditions? This question is central to the so-called “Great Aid Debate,” which was the crux of a recent two-day UCI workshop sponsored by the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, UCI Illuminations, and the Institute for International, Global and… Read More