IRIS and AT&T Team Up to Identify How Flood Risks Impact Low-Income Communities

Using climate data provided by AT&T via the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems examined how flooding in Athens, Georgia, impacts communities differently.

The study found that flooding impacts low-income and minority communities to a much more severe extent than other areas of the town–Black, Hispanic and low-income communities faced a flood risk anywhere from 38% to 185% higher than the average risk. Researchers also examined how flood risks might change as climate change worsens flooding, and identified areas at risk in the future

Read more about this initiative, and the other excellent work done alongside this project by University teams around the country, here.