February WAKE UP! Newport – Sea Level Rising and its impact on Newport Beach
Date/TimeDate(s) - 02/06/2020
7:15 am - 8:30 am
LocationNewport Beach Public Library (Friends Room)
1000 Avocado Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Featuring Guest Speaker
Dr. Brett Sanders
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Urban Planning and Public Policy
Brett Sanders is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning and Public Policy at UC Irvine. He also serves as Head of the Flooding and Poverty Division of the UCI Blum Center for Poverty Allevation.
Dr. Sanders earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley and am M.S. and PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan. He has been on the faculty at UCI since 1997.
Dr. Sanders’ research focuses on the growing challenge of flooding and erosion. He is an expert in computer algorithms for flood and erosion simulation, and recent research has been directed at using computer visualizations of flooding to improve flood awareness and enhance support of decision-making needs. He also studies the intersection between sediment management and flood risk, particularly under accelerating sea level rise where coastlines face a sediment deficit that risks increasing flood damage.
Breakfast treats will be provided.
This event is free to the public, but please make reservations so we can plan for food and seating.
Bookings are now closed for this event. Please call the Chamber at 949-729-4400 for possible availability.