El Nino

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

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

California Drought is Stressing Antiquated Flood Infrastructure

“Every drought ends in a flood”…or so the saying goes. Though it seems counterintuitive to talk about flood protection in the midst of a drought, places like California demonstrate cyclical links between extreme dryness and intense flooding. In a recent letter published by Science, Co-PI Amir AghaKouchak and his co-authors point out that California’s… Read More