Flood Risk Reduction within Coastal Communities an

March 18, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Saunders Hall Room 116 Add to Calendar

Natural disasters are and will continue to change our built and natural environments. However, with change come both risks and opportunities. Bob Freitag will discuss how addressing change head-on can better enable us to prevent disasters, and even benefit from them.

Coastal flooding has happened since there were coasts, but coastal damage has only occurred since we’ve exposed items of value to coastal processes. We built structures on the shore only see them washed way. We built dikes only to have them overtopped. We are now faced with changes occurring so rapidly that if we do not reconstruct wisely we may not be able to recover. So where are the opportunities?

Ticket Information
Open to the public

Event Sponsor
Urban and Regional Planning, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Dolores Foley, 956-2780, dolores@hawaii.edu, Flood Plain (PDF)

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