Flood risk maps

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

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

July 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

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

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