PEW Flood Prepared Communities visits Athens
We’re so excited to welcome PEW Flood Prepared Communities to the University of Georgia Campus today, to learn about their team, showcase the latest IRIS research on flood hazard modeling, natural infrastructure, and operationalizing equitable delivery of flood risk reduction.
New Project Highlight: Improving Federal Regulations to Promote Levee Setbacks
Late last year, the Corps published a proposal to revise its regulations governing implementation of PL 84-99. We saw this as a prime opportunity to push for policy changes that will enhance the Corps’ analysis and implementation of levee setbacks. Our comments are detailed but boil down to one simple concept: Levee setbacks are an […]
New Publication: Disasters collide at the intersection of extreme weather and infectious diseases
In a new publication, IRIS researchers Brian Bledsoe, Marshall Shepherd, and Meredith Welch-Devine examined the additive impacts of extreme weather events, like hurricanes, and infectious disease. Check out the abstract below: It is well understood that natural disasters interact to affect the resilience and prosperity of communities and disproportionately affect low income families and communities […]