Professor Mark Stacey and his interdisciplinary team are part of an NSF-sponsored initiative that is examining critical infrastructure resiliency.
They will collect data to build state-of-the-art hydrological models that will look at local and regional impacts of sea-level rise and storm events that result in coastal flooding.
Stacey is joined by CEE colleagues Alexey Pozdnukhov, an urban systems data analytics specialist and Samer Madanat, a former Berkeley transportation professor who is now dean of engineering at NYU in Abu Dhabi. Other team members include Mark Lubell, a UC Davis political science professor who studies human cooperation in environmental policy; and oceanographer Li Erikson and geologist Patrick Barnard of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
See Rising seas: A new look at resilient infrastructure (Berkeley Engineer, 5/1/16)