WRRC/Ike Wai Seminar CANCELED
March 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Holmes Hall, Room 244
A DECISION MAKING FRAMEWORK FOR RESILIENCY AND VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT OF COASTAL COMMUNITIES
By Dr. Rouzbeh Nazari
Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center and Dept. of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
Coastal and inland flooding has been a problematic occurrence, specifically over the past century. Since 1990, global warming has caused an eight-inch sea level rise, which made the coastal flood zone wider, deeper, and more damaging. Additionally, riverine flooding is extremely damaging to the coastal communities’ substructure and economy as well which causes river banks to overflow, inundating low-lying areas.
This study focuses on low-lying coastal areas at severe risk for flood hazard, sea level rise, land depletion, economic loss, property damage, habitat destruction, and also human health and safety. A decision making framework is being developed to help mitigate the impacts of the environmental and economical dangers of storm surges, sea level rise, flashfloods, and inland flooding. Research and innovative hydrologic modeling tools are used to help with the resiliency planning for coastal communities.
This allows coastal communities to understand the details of climatic hazards in their area and the associated risks. The results and benefits from the simulation and modeling techniques allows coastal communities to choose the most appropriate method for building a long lasting and sustainable resilience plan in the future.
WRRC, Mānoa Campus
Jonghyun Harry Lee, 956-7658, email@example.com