Talk Synopsis & Video Recording
Coastal regions are threatened by storm-induced flooding. This threat is only amplified by changing climate, such as rising sea levels, leading to possible catastrophic damage to regions that may not have experienced these types of events in the past. Therefore, coming up with an optimal strategy for these future events is critical to our continued existence along the world's coastlines. However, finding these optimal strategies is far from trivial. The problem includes future climate uncertainty, hydrodynamics, socio-economics, budgetary constraints, and many more. The preliminary results of the proposed optimization methodology applied to New York City will be demonstrated.
Breakout Group Discussions
(1) What do you think are the largest barriers towards implementing coastal protection strategies? (2) Do you think protection is the best coastal solution for climate change?
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