Flooding Likely to Hit Affordable Housing Hardest – Stormwater Report

Flooding Likely to Hit Affordable Housing Hardest – Stormwater Report

Flooding Likely to Hit Affordable Housing Hardest – Stormwater Report

A study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters finds that affordable housing in the U.S. is far more likely to experience coastal flooding from sea-level rise relative to other types of housing. The study, published December 2020, proposes a new metric to assess a building’s vulnerability to coastal flooding. The researchers estimate that the […]

Source: stormwater.wef.org/2021/03/flooding-likely-to-hit-affordable-housing-hardest/

Wetlands: Implications of Climate Change: ERIT: Environmental Resilience Institute Part of the Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge: Indiana University

Wetlands role in Flood Management

Wetlands provide valuable flood storage, buffer storm surge and assist in erosion control. Wetlands function as natural sponges that trap and slowly release surface water, rain, snowmelt, groundwater and flood waters. Trees, root mats and other wetland vegetation also slow the speed of flood waters and distribute them more slowly over the floodplain. This combined water storage and braking action lowers flood heights and reduces erosion.

Wetlands: Implications of Climate Change: ERIT: Environmental Resilience Institute Part of the Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge: Indiana University

Wetlands: Implications of Climate Change: ERIT: Environmental Resilience Institute Part of the Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge: Indiana University

EPA works with local, state and tribal governments to restore and protect wetlands to support natural water resources.

Source: eri.iu.edu/erit/implications/wetlands.html