Meet the Team


Principal Investigators


Student Alumni

Track One: Modeling Coupled Inland-Coastal Systems for Stormwater Management

Flood inundation maps (FIMs) are an effective way to communicate flood risk – unfortunately, the public’s access to these maps is limited. In addition, maps that are available are typically developed for a limited set of conditions (i.e., return intervals or design storms) and have major simplifications (e.g., 1-D steady). To accomplish objectives laid out in this proposal, it is crucial to both quantitatively and qualitatively assess past, present, and future conditions of landscape suitability for development.

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Track Two: Understanding Current and Future Community Well-being

The research team will conduct a series of interviews, focus groups, and scenario building workshops to actively engage community leaders and members in identifying characteristics of inland and coastal community well-being to prioritize preservation and enhancement. Team proposes starting with focus groups and in-depth interviews of community members to gather information on topics related to social memory pertaining to climate impacts and local culture, place attachment, and current well-being.

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Track Three: Design Application and Policy Framework

This element of the project focuses on engaging design professionals, policy makers, and community members to apply future projections of ecological conditions and community well-being priorities at the design project level; and engaging communities in Community Resilience Index exercises to identify climate change impacts and opportunities for increasing adaptive capacity. 

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