risk communication

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

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