sea level rise

Tijuana River Site Coordinator Recognized as Regional Adaptation Leader

At the 2nd biennial California Adaptation Forum, the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) named Tijuana River Site Coordinator Dani Boudreau a runner-up for its Regional Adaptation Leadership award. Dani has been an active collaborator in the San Diego region for years. She has championed outreach and interpretation of sea level rise modeling through… Read More

UC Irvine Sea Level Rise Research Can Help Orange County Prepare

As the world celebrated Earth Day on April 23, 2016, the Orange County Register took a comprehensive look at the sea level rise planning and preparedness challenges for Orange County. The article highlighted important research from various UC Irvine scientists, including the FloodRISE project. Along Orange County’s coastline, risks are complex. Low-lying areas such as… Read More

Earth Day Conversations about Climate Change

In observance of Earth Day 2016, Research Impact and Integration Team lead Abby Reyes and Project Manager Kim Serrano joined Orange County community leaders in Mission Viejo for a conversation on local climate impacts such as sea level rise. Convened by the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club in cooperation with the Surfrider Foundation and Orange County Coastkeeper,… Read More

FloodRISE Scholars Share New Research at Conference

Research Associate Jochen Schubert and Graduate Student Researcher Wing Cheung took the conversation about flood hazards to an international audience with presentations at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Dr. Schubert’s talk made the case that maps can play an important role in supporting decision-making processes associated with adaptation… Read More

New Inundation Maps Available for Southern California

In partnership with USC Sea Grant and the US Geological Survey, the FloodRISE Research Impact and Integration Team held a webinar on January 21 to share initial results from the Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) with Orange County coastal practitioners. Initial CoSMoS results provide flood hazard zones for a 100-year storm with four sea level rise… 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