Sea Level Rise Threatens Hundreds of Wastewater Treatment Plants
May 4, 2018 | Eos
Michelle Hummel and Mark Stacey's research on the impacts of SLR-induced marine and groundwater flooding was highlighted in Eos, a magazine published by the American Geophysical Union. The research suggests that hundreds of wastewater treatment plants may be exposed to flooding due to SLR, which could lead to service disruptions for millions of residents. The complete results are published in the article "Sea Level Rise Impacts on Wastewater Treatment Infrastructure Along the U.S. Coasts" (MA Hummel, MS Berry, MT Stacey (2018) Earth's Future).
See Sea Level Rise Threatens Hundreds of Wastewater Treatment Plants (Eos, 5/4/18)
October 17, 2017 | Climate Readiness Institute
Patrick Barnard, Mark Stacey, and Mark Lubell provided an update on the state of sea level rise science and the RISER project efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area in this 90 minute webinar.
Sea-Level Rise and the Governance Gap in the San Francisco Bay Area
June 27, 2017 | UC Davis
In his recently-released report The Governance Gap: Climate Change Adaptation and Sea-Level Rise in the San Francisco Bay Area, Professor Mark Lubell reviews the status of sea level rise planning in the San Francisco Bay Area. While most policymakers are in agreement that sea level rise poses a serious threat to communities around the Bay, there is little coordination in planning efforts, especially at the regional scale. The report suggests a number of ways to improve coordination moving forward.
See Sea-Level Rise and the Governance Gap in the San Francisco Bay Area (UC Davis, 6/27/17)
Engineering to Protect Coastal Cities
May 2017 | NYU Abu Dhabi
Professor Samer Madanat explains how the RISER project is using cell phone location data to understand how flooding disruptions will impact traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area. Madanat's team is using the results of this analysis to compare resource allocation strategies for shoreline protection.
See Engineering to Protect Coastal Communities (NYUAD, 5/2017)
Rising seas: A new look at resilient infrastructure
May 1, 2016 | Berkeley Engineering
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 Civil and Environmental Engineering 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 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.
See Rising seas: A new look at resilient infrastructure (Berkeley Engineer, 5/1/16)