IRIS News

  • Stormwater Maintenance Resources

    Stormwater Maintenance Resources

    The UGA Marine Extension and SeaGrant works closely with communities to develop real-world solutions to challenges that they face. Jessica Brown is a stormwater specialist part of the UGA Marine Extension, where she works with municipalities and communities to improve stormwater management and stewardship. Brown and the team at SeaGrant have compiled a list of […]

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  • Capstone program spans the bridge between learning and real-world problems

    Capstone program spans the bridge between learning and real-world problems

    IRIS Affiliate Stephen Durham, the assistant dean for student success and outreach at the University of Georgia’s College of Engineering, spoke to the efficacy of the UGA College of Engineering Capstone program in a recent article on the College of Engineering’s webpage. The capstone gives students real world experience in tackling engineering problems. “From the […]

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  • University Units Collaborate to Host Climate and Water Research Slam

    University Units Collaborate to Host Climate and Water Research Slam

    Great minds don’t necessarily think alike—and our friends at the River Basin Center feel that’s valuable.   That’s why they partnered with The Office of Sustainability and the Georgia Initiative for Climate and Society to host the Climate and Water Research Slam on May 12, 1 to 5 p.m.  Twenty-two speakers—including lawyers, engineers, ecologists and social […]

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  • Predicting Uncertainty: IRIS researchers develop models to more accurately predict and map flood zones

    Predicting Uncertainty: IRIS researchers develop models to more accurately predict and map flood zones

    Flooding in urban areas cost Americans over $106 billion dollars from 1960 through 2016 in damage, and took lives and livelihoods. Predicting which areas are most likely to flood amid changing land use and rainfall can be expensive and complicated—and past methods of drawing flood maps fail to capture the inherent uncertainty in flood predictions. […]

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  • Exploring the Benefits of Natural Infrastructure: NASEM Workshop Recap

    Exploring the Benefits of Natural Infrastructure: NASEM Workshop Recap

    On May 10th and 11th, experts in the field of natural infrastructure and resiliency from around the country gathered to explore the benefits, applications and opportunities of natural infrastructure as part of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) workshop.

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  • On the Impacts of Aging Water Infrastructure and Land Use Changes: Interview with Krista Capps

    On the Impacts of Aging Water Infrastructure and Land Use Changes: Interview with Krista Capps

    IRIS Affiliate Dr. Krista Capps was recently featured in UGA Today

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  • IRIS Retreat Photos

    On April 11th and 12th, many of our IRIS affiliates joined us at the Lodge at Amicalola Falls for two days of discussion about all things resilient infrastructure systems, including how we can best serve our communities through foundational research, groundbreaking policy, and inspiring outreach.

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  • Redefining Waters of the US: a Case Study from the Edge of the Okefenokee Swamp

    Redefining Waters of the US: a Case Study from the Edge of the Okefenokee Swamp

    IRIS affiliate Dr. Rhett Jackson, John Porter Stevens Distinguished Professor of Water Resources in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, and colleagues, recently published a case study highlighting the impacts of the 2020 ruling to replace the Clean Water Rule with the Navigable Waters Protection Rule on the Okefenokee Swamp, a Georgia swamp […]

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  • Faces of Resiliency

    Faces of Resiliency

    In a recent feature, the UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant highlighted the ways in which communities are bolstering their resiliency to severe weather events. This series featured the work of several IRIS affiliates, including Brian Bledsoe, UGA Athletic Association Professor & Director, UGA College of Engineering, Jessica Brown, Stormwater Specialist, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia […]

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  • On Stream Warming and Food Chains: IRIS Undergraduates present at UGA CURO Symposium

    On Stream Warming and Food Chains: IRIS Undergraduates present at UGA CURO Symposium

    Olivia Allen and Ally Whiteis, undergraduate students in the Odum School of Ecology (and working with doctoral students Nathan Tomczyk and Carolyn Cummins) presented their research results at the UGA CURO symposium on April 4th. Both students found that stream organisms and food resources changed due to streamwater warming.  Their experiments ranged from field measurements […]

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  • Learning from past projects: paper published on a new monitoring approach for improving natural infrastructure

    As part of the Network for Engineering With Nature, and in collaboration with a team of researchers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering With Nature Initiative, IRIS affiliates Dr. Charles Van Rees, Laura Naslund, Dr. Brock Woodson, Dr. Amy Rosemond and Dr. Seth Wenger published a new paper “A strategic monitoring approach for […]

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  • IRIS Affiliates and Team win Research Awards

    IRIS Affiliates and Team win Research Awards

    This past week, the University of Georgia’s Office of Research announced the winners of the 43rd annual Research Awards. Sponsored by the University of Georgia Research Foundation, the awards recognize UGA faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students for excellence and innovation in research, scholarly creativity, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship. IRIS had several faculty members recognized, […]

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