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A water treatment plant.

There’s a critical need to promote the sustainability of the natural and built environment under extreme events, climate change and socio-economic development and urbanization.

Sustainability is a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged. In other words, a sustainable process meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Resilience refers to the ability of a system to recover from adverse events like wildfires, floods, and hurricanes, as well as long-term shifts like rising sea levels and drought.

Some of Our Research Specialties

  • Air quality
  • Bioremediation
  • Climate change
  • Coastal wetland erosion
  • Containment treatment
  • Community resilience
  • Deep ocean carbon sequestration
  • Disaster damage assessment and prediction
  • Extreme wave impact
  • Freight transport resiliency
  • Fluid-structure interactions
  • Infrastructure assessment
  • Mitigation planning
  • Natural hazards engineering
  • Post-disaster system functionality
  • Resilient structures
  • Urban transportation network reliability
  • Wastewater reclamation
  • Water availability and reuse
  • Water and food security

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