Craig Fugate, former FEMA director, addresses the Seven Deadly Sins of Emergency Management

Craig Fugate, Chief Emergency Management Officer at One Concern, gave a signature lecture that explored the Seven Deadly Sins of Emergency Management. W. Fugate served as President Barack Obama’s FEMA Administrator from May 2009 to January 2017. Previously, he served as Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s Emergency Management Director from 2001-2009. Fugate led FEMA through multiple […]


Bledsoe gives talk at Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway Association

Brian Bledsoe, IRIS Director, gave a talk alongside Todd Bridges, who heads U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineering with Nature Initiative.  The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association holds this meeting every November.


Shepherd discusses psychology and climate

In lead up to Hurricane Florence, Marshall Shepherd spoke with Sarah DeYoung, assistant professor of health policy and management in the UGA College of Public Health, on why people may chose not to evacuate.


IRIS member speaks to United Nations

Jenna Jambeck, Associate Professor, College of Engineering, addressed the United Nations on June 9 in recognition of World Oceans Day. Jambeck is internationally recognized for her research on plastic waste in the ocean and for the Marine Debris Tracker app she co-created with fellow IRIS member, Kyle Johnsen. To view Jambeck’s talk visit http://engineering.uga.edu/newsroom/news/world-oceans-day-uga-professor-jenna-jambeck-to-speak-to-united-nations/.


Don McNeill, Caterpillar, to give lecture on natural infrastructure’s increasing role

Don McNeill, Director of Natural Infrastructure Initiative, Caterpillar, will be joined by Michael Donohue, Vice President, Water Resources and Environmental Services, AECOM, to discuss the increasing role of natural infrastructure. A unique coalition of organizations (including The Nature Conservancy, AECOM, Caterpillar, and Great Lakes Dredge and Dock) have formed the Natural Infrastructure initiative (NII) to […]


Hallie Eakin to give lecture on socio-technical-environmental systems

On August 30 at 4:00pm in Coverdell Room 175, Dr. Hallie Eakin, Professor in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University, will be speaking about socio-technical-environmental systems analysis, and how changes in climatic extremes combined with dispersed actions of specific populations in response to changes in land use and infrastructure produce cross-scalar feedbacks that […]


Todd Bridges to give lecture on Engineering with Nature

Todd Bridge, Senior Research Scientists for Environmental Science, U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center, will give a lecture on Development of Natural Infrastructure for Resilient Systems. The talk is part of the 2017-2018 UGA College of Engineering Lecture Series and will take place on April 13, 2019 at Noon in the Coverdell Center Auditorium. […]


IRIS member named Fellow, ESA

Amy Rosemond, Odom School of Ecology, was elected as fellow for the Ecological Society of America. Fellows are elected based on their contribution to ecological research, education, communication, and policy. Rosemond was “elected for creative and influential experimental research on the food web, microbial, and biogeochemical dynamics of aquatic ecosystems.”


IRIS members build on work with Landscape Architecture Foundation

Jon Calabria, Brian Orland, and Alfie Vick selected to be 2018 Research Fellows with the Landscape Architecture Foundation.


IRIS Members Named ASCE Fellows

Brian Bledsoe and Sonny Kim were elected as Fellows of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The ASCE represents over 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession across 177 countries, arrange conferences, publish content, set a code of standards for the profession, and provide educational institutes and programs. Only 3% of ASCE members hold the […]

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