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  • New flood maps clarify the risk homeowners face

    New flood maps clarify the risk homeowners face

    Flooding in urban areas cost Americans more than $106 billion between 1960 and 2016, damaging property, disrupting businesses and claiming lives in the process. Determining which areas are most likely to flood amid ever-changing land use and shifting rainfall and climate patterns can be expensive and complicated – and past methods of drawing flood maps fail […]

  • Congrats to Sheppard Medlin for his thesis defense on June 23rd!

    Congrats to Sheppard Medlin for his thesis defense on June 23rd!

    Graduate student Sheppard Medlin recently defended his thesis on Simulating the Effects of Barrier Island Scale on Storm Surge Attenuation. Medlin grew up in coastal North Carolina, where he developed a deep appreciation for the ocean and all the coastal communities that depend on it. Abstract: Nature Based Infrastructure (NBI) is an increasingly popular flood […]

  • Upcoming Thesis Defense: Brian Landers

    Upcoming Thesis Defense: Brian Landers

    Join us this Thursday for IRIS graduate student Brian Landers’ thesis defense, where he will present his research, “Modeling Regional Surface and Groundwater Hydrology near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.” Abstract: The Southeastern Coastal Plain physiographic region of Georgia is a unique hydrologic system that is cherished for the recreational opportunities, resources, and ecosystem services […]