Flooding in the Built Environment

Flooding in the Built Environment

Designing and building resilient infrastructure to meet climate challenges

Hampton Roads is already experiencing the impacts of climate change and sea level rise. Nuisance flooding threatens our built environment, particularly critical infrastructure like transportation, water and sewage systems. Through nature-based solutions for climate change, we have opportunities to change the way we design, build, and maintain infrastructure now to prepare us to be more resilient in the future.
ICAR researchers in the Flooding in the Built Environment program seek collaborations to seize adaptation opportunities across every sector of the built environment, from using real time road inundation image data to aid in regional traffic and emergency planning, to innovative adaptations within building architecture and natural landscaping to mitigate the effects of tidal flooding.
flooding environment

The Flooding in the Built Environment program seeks to

Coastal Community Design Collaborative

Focus areas

Program director

Dr. Carol Considine

Phone number 757-683-3783

Program Head

Position Currently Open