Assessing Socio-economic Impacts of Compound Flooding for U.S. Coastal Communities

Abstract Compound flooding, characterized by the simultaneous occurrence of multiple flooding drivers such as storm surge, heavy precipitation, and high river discharge, has become an increasingly pressing issue for coastal communities worldwide. The United States Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coastal areas with densely populated low-lying coastlines are particularly vulnerable to these events. As climate change exacerbates the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, the need to better understand and predict compound flooding impacts is more critical than ever.

Assessing Contributions of Hydrometeorological Drivers to Socioeconomic Impacts of Compound Extreme Events

Contribution of hydrometeorological drivers to compound impacts of natural hazards: an impact-based methodology

This week, I attended the “DAMOCLES Final Conference: Perspectives and Ways Forward In Compound Event Research” in Lisbon, Portugal. There were many inspiring talks and presentations to get a deeper dive into the issue of compound weather and climate extreme events analysis, as well as many ideas to connect with my own research on the socio-economic impacts of compound hazards. I gave an oral presentation about my PhD research, in which I discussed our newly developed impact-based methodology that takes into account all relevant hydrometeorological drivers associated with various types of natural hazards, which allows us to identify the drivers that have contributed to the socio-economic impacts and determine whether these extreme events are caused by single (i.

Assessing Compound Impacts of Natural Hazards in Miami-Dade County, Florida

Featured on University of Central Florida Website for Reducing the Impact of Disasters through Research

I was featured on the University of Central Florida’s Website for my PhD research work on multi-hazards risk assessment, analyzing socioeconomic impacts of compound weather/climate extremes and their spatial & temporal interactions for reducing disaster risk and increase community resilience. Check the webpage on the UCF website: Reducing the Impact of Disasters through Research Watch the video below, where I explain my research in 60 seconds:

A Novel Approach for Assessing Compounding Effects of Weather and Climate Extremes

Estimating Impact Relevant Thresholds of Multi-hazards in the U.S. Southeast Coast

Watch the Full Presentation Talk Below That Was Given at AGU2021

Spectrum News 13: Coastal communities in Florida, nationwide work to adapt to rising sea levels

I was featured in Spectrum News 13 along with my supervisor Dr. Wahl for discussing our research work about how coastal communities can adapt to rising sea levels and climate change. Watch the News Video Below 👇 Coastal communities in Florida, nationwide work to adapt to rising sea levels