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Wed, Dec 29


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Pennsylvania Flood Risk with Climate Change

This talk is about the impacts of climate change on flood inundation risk in Pennsylvania. We will discuss how global warming is altering the hydrological cycle, leading to possible changes in the severity and frequency of flooding. Click the Additional Info button for event details.

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Pennsylvania Flood Risk with Climate Change
Pennsylvania Flood Risk with Climate Change

Time & Location

Dec 29, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Live Online via Zoom

About The Event

The presentation will be given by Dr. Alfonso Mejia, Penn State University Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

The study shows that flood inundation risk tends to increase over time across boroughs and cities. The boroughs and cities that currently have the highest flood inundation risk tend to be the same localities with the highest risk at the end of the century. Although climate dominates as the source of uncertainty in these flood projections, the uncertainty of hydrologic and hydraulic projections is non-negligible; it can be as high as 30% of the total estimated uncertainty. Recommendations are made on how to continue refining these estimates.

Who is this for?

Anyone interested in water resources whether you work in the water field or have a general interest in water.

What will you learn?

Current work happening in the water resource field and be able to ask questions and share ideas with professionals across Pennsylvania.

We will also be providing a certificate of attendance for professional development documentation. This will be provided to anyone who attends and is interested in receiving this certificate.

Please note that this does not count as certified credits for continuing education.

This event is being offered at no charge to participants.

Registration is required to receive the link to access the webinar.

Registrants will also receive access to the webinar recording.

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