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UCI, other researchers find collaborative flood modeling process effective

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 21, 2020 – Community collaboration and high-resolution maps are key to effective flood risk management, according to civil engineers and social scientists at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions. In a study published recently in the American Geophysical Union journal Earth’s Future, the researchers report on a successful new process called “collaborative flood modeling” for addressing the increasing threat of rising waters brought on by climate change, aging infrastructure and rapid urban development.

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Released:
21-Jan-2020 11:40 AM EST
Newswise: FAU Receives $1.68 Million Grant from 
Florida Division of Emergency Management

FAU Receives $1.68 Million Grant from Florida Division of Emergency Management

Florida Atlantic University

The goals of this project are to help communities guide future mitigation projects as well as to assist local communities in moving up in the Community Rating System (CRS) of the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Released:
25-Nov-2019 4:00 PM EST
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Researchers study impact of contaminants in floodwaters

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Last spring’s historic flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers may have distributed toxic contaminants along wide flood routes. Researchers know little about how these materials may affect public health and safety in rural and urban areas. But a group of geologists and geological engineers from Missouri University of Science and Technology is working to find out.

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Released:
14-Nov-2019 1:25 PM EST
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Future rainfall could far outweigh current climate predictions

University of Plymouth

Homes and communities across the UK have felt the full force of torrential downpours in recent weeks.

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Released:
14-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Bye-Bye, Beaches

Bye-Bye, Beaches

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Those beaches, as we know them today at least, almost certainly will not last. By the end of the 21st century, more than $150 billion in property along our coast could be under water. That's because the level of the sea is rising at an alarming rate, putting these areas at risk for devastating floods.

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Released:
30-Oct-2019 3:45 PM EDT
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