Monthly Archives: December 2015

Preparing for El Niño

As the 2015-2016 El Niño season arrives in southern California and Baja California, the Research Impact and Integration Team is encouraging residents to prepare for a rainy winter. On December 4 and 14, the RII Team, in collaboration with community leaders, Civil Protection Tijuana, and partners at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve… Read More

New Social Ecology Research Suggests that Age is a Key Factor for Tailored Flood Risk Communication

Social media is often praised as the future of disaster management and risk communication, but is traditional media truly obsolete? New research by FloodRISE Co-PI Dave Feldman and graduate student Santina Contreras suggests that traditional media is still an important information source on hazards like flooding, particularly among older populations. In the March 2016… Read More