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.

Latest News & Research

Research Article: Building Resilience through Collaborative Flood Modeling

In an article published in Earth’s Future, researchers from the Division of Flooding and Poverty demonstrate a new […]

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Interview: Addressing Inequality in Flood Risk

More than 7 million Californians live in places that are at risk of flooding. But not every community […]

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Research Lead

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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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