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Dr. Eric Tate
January 26, 2018 @ 3:35 pm - 5:00 pm
Dr. Eric Tate, U. of Iowa
Title: “Risk, Vulnerability, and Resilience to Floods”
Flood disasters are the most frequent and deadliest among natural hazards. Designing and implementing sustainable solutions is somewhat of a wicked problem, due to the dynamic and spatially-varying connections among physical, social, and built environment systems that produce adverse impacts. Major focus areas in flood research include risk, vulnerability, and the emerging field of disaster resilience. This presentation profiles the application of geospatial modeling in these research areas to improve understanding of the relationships between floods and society, work that increasingly requires interdisciplinary collaboration.
Eric Tate is as an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa, in the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences. He teaches and conducts research in the areas of flood hazards, water resources, environmental justice, and social vulnerability, primarily using geospatial indicators to examine environment-society interactions. Dr. Tate earned a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Rice University, an M.S. in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Texas, and a PhD in Geography from the University of South Carolina.