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Come Learn about Coastal Resilience to Sea Level Rise!

coastal-resilienceThe Environmental Nature Center will host a presentation by the three principal scientists directing a $3 million National Science Foundation grant for a project known as FloodRISE on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 at 6:00pm. The project will provide scientific foundations for planning coastal resilience in the changing coastal environment caused by sea level rise and stronger storms. Registration is available HERE.


  • Brett Sanders, Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Irvine
  • David L. Feldman, Director, Water UCI, and Department of Planning, Policy and Design, UC Irvine
  • Richard Matthew, Associate Dean, School of Social Ecology & Director, Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, UC Irvine

FloodRISE is a UC Irvine-led research project to promote resilience to coastal flooding in Southern California. The project uses advanced computer models to map flooding hazards on a house-by-house basis, and flood risk information is made accessible to residents, businesses and civic leaders through innovative communication strategies.

“We’re honored to have these three very distinguished researchers speak at the Nature Center,” said Bo Glover, ENC Executive Director. “I appreciate that we have been given the opportunity to present our community with positive news about flood risk planning and cost effective solutions to sea level rise.”

Research takes place in the lowlands surrounding the largest estuaries in Southern California: Tijuana River and Newport Bay. This place-based investment in Southern California coastal communities is supported by the National Science Foundation.

Guests will enjoy an open house with appetizers, wine, and beer from 6-7PM, followed by the speakers at 7PM. This is an adult only event. Tickets ($15 for non-members and $10 for members) are available HERE.

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