In past decades, dams were installed across the United States to help control the flow of rivers and supply water or hydroelectric energy to communities. However, these aging structures pose public safety threats, as well as disrupting aquatic ecosystems and harming biodiversity in freshwater systems, all while costing expensive maintenance fees. This nexus of factors…
Booming populations, rich freshwater diversity, and water scarcity: the common challenges of the towns along the I-85 corridor
The towns that line the I-85 corridor from Atlanta to Raleigh have several commonalities: burgeoning populations, reliance on small rivers and tributaries for water supply and waste disposal, and some of the richest freshwater aquatic biodiversity on the planet. However, these commonalities lead to shared problems. Because of their growing populations and limited water supply,…
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.