An Integrated Climate Change Impact Assessment Tool for Flooding of the Lower St. Johns River

PI: Dingbao Wang (University of Central Florida)

Co-PI: Kaveh Madani (University of Central Florida)

Co-PI: Scott C. Hagen (University of Central Florida)

Co-PI: Peter Bacopoulos (University of North Florida)

The goal of this project is to develop innovative tools and processes to assess the climate change impacts on urban storm water management and flood control for coastal areas in Florida. The hypothesis to be tested is that risk of flood damage in coastal communities in Florida will be aggravated by continuing human development and climate change including altered rainfall dynamics, intensified hurricanes, and sea level rise (SLR). Science-based decisions will be suggested to minimize the impacts of flooding change by quantifying the socio-economic costs and benefits of different adaptation strategies.

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