David Feldman

Coastal Resilience Conversations

PI Brett Sanders, Co-PI David Feldman, and Co-PI Richard Matthew joined guests from Coastal Orange County for a conversation about coastal resilience at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach on November 17, 2016. The researchers shared updated flood risk maps with attendees, which visualize flood risk in new, innovative ways. The updated maps… Read More

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

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

Nuisance Flooding is Becoming More than Inconvenient

In a new article published in Geophysical Research Letters, FloodRISE researchers contend that nuisance flooding is a growing challenge for coastal communities with significant socio-economic and public health risks in coming years. They demonstrate that the frequency of nuisance flooding has increased in previous decades, with impacts such as public inconvenience, business interruption, and… Read More

New Activities in the Tijuana River Watershed

This summer, the FloodRISE research team has been in the field validating flood models and getting to know local community members and land managers. On June 18, 2015 Co-PI David Feldman and Modeling Team GSR Adam Luke presented about FloodRISE research in Los Laureles at a Tijuana River Valley Recovery Team Steering Committee meeting…. Read More

UCI Oceans: Building Partnerships for Ocean Health in Southern California

On May 8, 2015 the newly formed UCI OCEANS initiative kicked off with a day-long conference for university and community members entitled Building Partnerships for Ocean Health in Southern California. The conference marked the launch of UCI OCEANS as one of the campus’s newest multidisciplinary academic initiatives within the Office of Academic Initiatives. The… Read More

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