Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
Baker Research Group
Multi-hazard impacts of sea level rise: Sea level rise increases the natural hazard risk coastal communities, both the built environment and people, face. With sea level rise, the groundwater table below the land surface also rises, causing issues including mobilized contaminants, emergent flooding, and increased liquefaction potential during an earthquake. Often, community vulnerabilities are not well understood, especially with regards to compound risk of multiple hazards. Historically, natural hazard recovery has been inequitable, both from initial impact and recovery time, so it is imperative to account for the societal impact of hazards along with the physical one. This project involves working with the San Mateo County flooding and climate change agency, OneShoreline, to develop a regional assessment of liquefaction risk under climate change.