Climate change and increased flood hazards will drive increased poverty in the 21st Century. Through the study of displaced populations, disrupted economies, water-borne illnesses and the loss of ecosystem services and infrastructure caused by flooding, UC Blum Center Scholars are utilizing big-data to identify solutions to mitigate flood risk, foster peace and stability in flood-affected communities and empower citizens to action through widely-accessible information and leadership.

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In the News: What Old Satellite Images Tell us about the Future

In The Metropolitan Beaches Project, UCI Blum Center researcher Dr. Brett Sanders “aims to raise awareness of beach […]

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In the News: Brett Sanders on Using Sediment Bypass to Reduce Erosion and Flooding

Blum Center affiliated faculty member Brett Sanders is in the news discussing how sediment bypasses could help to […]

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Professor Brett Sanders Appears in Documentary on Coastal Erosion and Flooding

Blum Center-affiliated professor Brett Sanders recently appeared in a documentary film, “Coastal Crisis: California’s Vanishing Beaches.” Created by Mike […]

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Brett Sanders (B.S., University of California, Berkeley; M.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Michigan) is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. Sanders' research group specializes in the development of innovative algorithms for flow and transport in river and coastal systems and the integration of information technologies to create more accurate and efficient simulation tools.

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