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Dr. Brett Sanders Presents a New Way of Modeling Flood Risk

FloodRISE PI Brett Sanders joined leading international experts on flood modeling for the 4th International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) Congress in Liege, Belgium from July 27-29, 2016 to discuss sustainable hydraulics in an era of global change. His keynote lecture, “Co-development of coastal flood models: Making the leap from expert analysis… Read More

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California Coastal Resiliency: Communities in Action

FloodRISE modelers and social ecologists joined state agency representatives, non-profit and community leaders, elected officials, and tribal leaders for the 2nd California Coastal Resilience: Communities in Action workshop at UC Irvine. Sponsored by UCI Oceans, Empowering Sustainability Initiative, Newkirk Center for Science and Society, and Blue Earth Consultants, LLC, the July 21st workshop covered… Read More

Using Public Participation GIS to Better Understand Local Flood Risk Perceptions

Knowing where flooding is likely to occur is key for preparedness, but who knows best about the location of floodwaters? New research from the Social Ecology Team explores this question using public participation GIS data collected in a 2014 door-to-door survey of Newport Beach residents. As part of this survey, residents were asked to… Read More

UC Irvine Sea Level Rise Research Can Help Orange County Prepare

As the world celebrated Earth Day on April 23, 2016, the Orange County Register took a comprehensive look at the sea level rise planning and preparedness challenges for Orange County. The article highlighted important research from various UC Irvine scientists, including the FloodRISE project. Along Orange County’s coastline, risks are complex. Low-lying areas such as… Read More

Earth Day Conversations about Climate Change

In observance of Earth Day 2016, Research Impact and Integration Team lead Abby Reyes and Project Manager Kim Serrano joined Orange County community leaders in Mission Viejo for a conversation on local climate impacts such as sea level rise. Convened by the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club in cooperation with the Surfrider Foundation and Orange County Coastkeeper,… Read More

Bringing Flood Issues into Focus

In its third year the FloodRISE research team coordinated a series of focus group meetings with various community and civic leaders in each of the project sites. Three meetings took place in Newport Beach in August 2015, followed by four meetings in the Tijuana River Valley in March 2016 and four meetings in Tijuana… Read More