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

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

2014 California Flood Preparedness Week

Be aware, be prepared, take action! This year, October 20-25 marks California’s 2014 Flood Preparedness Week. According to the California Department of Water Resources, “California is experiencing one of the worst droughts on record, yet since 2012 the state has experienced at least $52.3 million dollars in flood damage and four flood-related fatalities…[which means]… Read More