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Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

"What’s Up with All These Storms and Floods?" by Daniel Wright

Event Details

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
7-8:15 p.m.
We’ll see that some human actions have had clear impacts on floods—urbanization, for example, significantly exacerbates flooding, while dams and reservoirs are able to mitigate these risks to some extent. Advances in weather forecasting have reduced flood-related fatalities, but economic growth has greatly increased the overall economic risks from flooding. We will discuss what we know and don’t know about how these ingredients are changing, and explore implications for the future of flooding.