American Geophysical Union experts available to comment on science of flooding

AGU has compiled a list of several scientists who are available to comment on the science behind flooding and its impact on society. Floods are the costliest, most frequent type of disaster in the U.S., impacting every state in the nation and accounting for hundreds of deaths and billions of dollars in economic losses every year. Whether the result of a major storm or sea level rise, flooding’s effects put coastal systems, infrastructure, and public health and safety at risk.

Raha Hakimdavar is a hydrologist at the Forest Service, an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, based in Washington, D.C. She studies change impacts on hydrology, as well as hydroelectricity, environmental monitoring, environmental data management, environmental data analysis and water resource management in international development.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 (202) 870-2372

Jennifer Jurado is the chief resilience officer and director of the environmental planning and community resilience division in Broward County, Florida, where she oversees countywide climate resiliency initiatives, water resource policy and planning, environmental monitoring, shoreline protection and marine resources programs.
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Phone: +1 (954) 519-1464

Upmanu Lall is the director of the Columbia Water Center and the Alan and Carol Silberstein professor of engineering and the chair of the Earth and environmental engineering department at Columbia University in New York. His work includes hydrology, climate dynamics, water resource systems analysis, risk management and sustainability.
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Phone: +1 (212) 854-8905

John Fasullo is a member of the climate analysis and paleo and polar climate sections at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and a research associate in the department of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at the University of Colorado in Boulder. His research addresses monsoons and tropical storms, climate change and sea level rise as it relates to tidal or “nuisance” flooding and saltwater intrusion.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 (303) 497-1712

Antarpreet Jutla is an associate professor in the department of environmental engineering sciences at the University of Florida in Gainesville. His research addresses the impacts of flooding on public health. His other research interests include hydrology, water resources, remote sensing, hydrological modeling, water- and vector-borne diseases.
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Phone: +1 (352) 294-6898