Assessing, Mitigating, and Communicating Flood Risk

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GOLI Course: Assessing, Mitigating, and Communicating Flood Risk. Image courtesy of Maria Coxx Lamm

Flooding is a perennial hazard for rivers and coasts alike. Every year, flooding results in billions of dollars of damage and the loss of dozens to hundreds of lives across the United States. Efforts to mitigate this hazard rely on the work of geoscientists, planners, and communicators to assess and minimize risks, prepare and inform communities, and ensure that lives and livelihoods are prioritized before, during, and after flood events. This course features experts from federal and state government, who will discuss activities coordinated at national and local levels to assess, mitigate, and communicate flood risk.

The course presenters are Marie Peppler from the U.S. Geological Survey, Maria Cox Lamm from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, and Iain Hyde from the Colorado Resiliency & Recovery Office.


  • American Geosciences Institute