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FloodRISE Scholars Share New Research at Conference

Research Associate Jochen Schubert and Graduate Student Researcher Wing Cheung took the conversation about flood hazards to an international audience with presentations at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Dr. Schubert’s talk made the case that maps can play an important role in supporting decision-making processes associated with adaptation… Read More

New Cohort of Hazard Scholars Makes Waves in Newport Beach

This winter, 12 new undergraduate Hazard Scholars joined the FloodRISE project to support Modeling Team research in Newport Beach. This group of undergraduate Civil and Environmental Engineering students are improving the quality of FloodRISE models by taking detailed geographic measurements of vulnerable infrastructure and rapidly changing beaches along Balboa Peninsula. The students had the… Read More

Local Flooding Conversations on World Wetlands Day

In observance of World Wetlands Day, FloodRISE postdoctoral scholar Jochen Schubert joined an interdisciplinary panel of speakers at the Climate Change, a “Godzilla” El Niño, and their Impacts on Oceans and Estuaries symposium on January 30, 2016. Convened by the Newport Bay Conservancy, the symposium highlighted research on topics ranging from ocean warming and El Niño behavior… Read More

New Inundation Maps Available for Southern California

In partnership with USC Sea Grant and the US Geological Survey, the FloodRISE Research Impact and Integration Team held a webinar on January 21 to share initial results from the Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) with Orange County coastal practitioners. Initial CoSMoS results provide flood hazard zones for a 100-year storm with four sea level rise… Read More

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