Project: Education for Improving Resiliency of Coastal Infrastructure
Other Education Participants/Partners: ERDC-U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Coastal and Hydraulic Laboratory (David Pittman, José Sánchez, Norberto Nadal, Jeff Melby, Mark Gravens, and Ty V. Wamsley); Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency (Ángel Crespo); Caribbean FEMA Region (Alejandro de la Campa); PR Department of Natural Resources (Ernesto Díaz); Puerto Rico Association of Professional Engineers (Néstor Hernández); San Juan NOAA/NWS Office: (Roberto García, Ernesto Rodríguez, and Ernesto Morales); UPRM Sea Grant Program (Ruperto Chaparo, Manuel Valdés Pizzini); UPRM CARICOOS Project (Julio Morell, Miguel Canals, Sylvia Rodríguez, Luis Aponte); UPRM Marine Science Department (Aurelio Mercado); Jackson State University (Robert Whalin, Tom Richardson; Headquaters FEMA (Christina Lindemer); Louisiana State University (Barry Keim); USGS, Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center (Rafael W. Rodríguez); Oregon State University (Dan Cox); Colorado State University (John van de Lindt); UPRM Civil Engineering (Ali Saffar, Ricardo Ramos, Alesandra Morales)
Project Description: This project will help educate the community on Coastal Resilient Infrastructure (CRI) by transferring state of practice knowledge to stakeholders (students, faculty, professionals, first responders, and work force) through formal (curriculum, internships, student projects) and informal (workshops, seminars, lectures, short courses, webinars) learning experiences. It will serve as a vehicle to engage the community as a whole to understand and learn its members’ roles and responsibilities in providing resilient coastal infrastructure systems. The project will help the community understand better various stages in coastal infrastructure hazard prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. It will also help create pipelines of students and professionals into CRI careers and practice.
Research Interests: Hydrology, Hydraulics, Urban Drainage, Riverine and Coastal Floods, Built and Natural Coastal Infrastructure, Education, Natural and Technological Hazards
Phone: (787) 832-4040 ext. 3434