Coastal Hazards and Utilities
A research project designed to improve utility hazard forecasting and long-term planning
In the next 30-100 years, California will face increasing hazards that can impact utility infrastructure including coastal flooding and shoreline erosion. These hazards are forecasted to intensify with climate change and could result in significant impacts to businesses and residents.
We have assembled an interdisciplinary research team to investigate risks from sea-level rise, energetic waves, extreme tides, atmospheric rivers, and shoreline erosion. Using models and observations, the team will reduce uncertainties about site-level risk exposure and enhance both short and long-term forecasting capabilities.