Blum-affiliated Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Brett Sanders was recently interviewed for an article on the California regions that are at risk of flooding and how his research is identifying workable solutions to address these hazards. The article describes three flooding risk areas for California: its coastline; the Bay […]
UCI Blum Center Director Richard Matthew published a new research note on how climate change is displacing humans and other species in ways that increase the risk for emerging infectious disease. As climate change displaces humans and other animals into peri-urban areas, greater contact between species increases the risk of […]
Professor Brett Sanders, who leads the Blum Center’s research on flooding and community vulnerabilities, was recently quoted in the OC Register. The article highlights recent research articles from other labs that predict changes to the size and power of waves along the California coast. These changes, which are driven by […]
Division of Flooding and Poverty research lead Brett Sanders was recently interviewed as part of a piece exploring how coastal communities are thinking more about new ways to keep sand on the beaches, providing an important buffer between waves and infrastructure. Read the full piece at the OC Register.
For the past half century, the University of California, Irvine has been home to some of the world’s leading experts on the environment, energy, oceans and atmosphere in the Golden State. To share their stories, UCI launched a web special report, “California’s Climate Crisis.” Through its three main sections – […]
Division of Flooding and Poverty research lead Brett Sanders was recently interviewed as part of a piece exploring how the lack of beach nourishment is threatening infrastructure and homes along California’s coast. Read the full piece at the LA Times.
In an op-ed published by the LA Times, Division of Flooding and Poverty research lead Brett Sanders describes how sand deposits, sediment management, and climate change combine to create challenges for beaches in Southern California. Beyond erosion on beaches themselves, lack of sand deposits also impacts infrastructure in communities along […]
The Blum Center’s Small Change, Better World program was highlighted in the 2021 Brilliant Future Campaign Annual Report. The feature piece profiles a project by Caitlin Roque that exemplifies the program’s mission to fund small but meaningful community projects that students can design and implement. Read the full story to learn how […]
Through the NOAA North America Marine Debris Prevention and Removal awards, the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association has been selected as a 2021 funding recipient. A key collaborator of the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (TRNERR), the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association project will improve social-ecological resilience in the Tijuana River […]
The UCI School of Social Ecology recent published a feature article about the Pandemic Histories Archive. Over 180 students have contributed to the archive project over the past 18 months, recording observations and experiences related to the pandemic and key social justice issues of the day. Read more about the […]