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

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

Engineering Solutions to Coastal Flooding

On October 8, 2015 FloodRISE PI Brett Sanders presented to the Orange County branch of the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) about innovations in flood modeling techniques that are emerging from his lab at UC Irvine. OC EWRI is a technical source for environmental and water-related issues within the American Society of Civil… Read More

New FloodRISE Research Could Support More Resilient Infrastructure Design

In a new article published by Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), FloodRISE co-PI Amir AghaKouchak and Linyin Cheng offer a novel approach for resilient infrastructure design in the face of changing climate and extreme precipitation events. Their work is concerned with precipitation Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) curves, which use historic rainfall data to model the intensity… Read More

Rising Seas Summit Gathers Leaders during New York’s Climate Week

Just three days after 400,000 people joined the historic New York City Climate March, the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) convened its second annual Rising Seas Summit in midtown Manhattan. Attended by FloodRISE PI Brett Sanders, Co-PI Richard Matthew, and Project Manager Kimberly Serrano, the Summit convened decision makers from local and national… Read More

September 26th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |