As part of the University’s Spring issue, CUSA’s FloodRISE initiative was a focal point of UCI Magazine this month. The project is detailed in a spotlight entitled, “Climate change at the front door,” and is major part of the issue’s special climate change topic.
The article explores the project’s methodology, results so far and its powerful implications as the initiative enters its second year. As stated directly from CUSA Director and FloodRISE Co-director Dr. Richard Matthew:
“Our project is unique because we’re learning from the communities about what they value, where they see problems and how they respond to scientific evidence. What sort of measurements or percent chance of flooding over the next decade or the next century will be valuable for them? The end result could tighten this huge gap.”
FloodRISE is a UC Irvine-led research project to promote resilience to coastal flooding in Southern California through the use of advanced computer models to map flooding hazards. Overall, the project seeks to make flood risk information accessible to residents, businesses and civic leaders through and to promote cost effective interventions.
To learn more about FloodRISE, please visit the project website.