New AGU report emphasizes changes needed to combat extreme weather and flooding

The tele-press conference and Capitol Hill briefing discussing the report will take place on 24 September

12 September 2019


WASHINGTON – AGU will host both a tele-press conference and Capitol Hill briefing to release the Surging Waters: Science Empowering Communities in the Face of Flooding report. This report, reviewed by leading experts, takes the imminent issue of flooding and demonstrates how science is integral to helping communities find solutions that will mitigate destructive impacts on people and property in the future. The report’s authors highlight three types of flooding through local stories: flooding due to hurricanes, central U.S. flooding, and coastal flooding.

WHAT:

Release of AGU’s new report, Surging Waters: Science Empowering Communities in the Face of Flooding

WHO:

Tele-press conference participants:
Chris McEntee, executive director/chief executive officer of AGU
Janelle Rios, PhD; director and associate professor of public health practice at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) School of Public Health
Antarpreet Jutla, PhD; associate professor, department of environmental engineering sciences, University of Florida

Capitol Hill Briefing panelists:
Chris McEntee, moderator, executive director/chief executive officer of AGU
Michelle Covi, PhD; assistant professor of practice, ocean, earth & atmospheric sciences, Old Dominion University
Gerry Galloway, PhD; report reviewer and research professor, civil and environmental engineering, University of Maryland
Janelle Rios, PhD; director and associate professor of public health practice at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) School of Public Health
Jennifer Jurado, PhD; director and chief resiliency officer, Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division, Broward County, Fla.

WHEN:

Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Tele-press conference: 10:00 a.m. ET
Capitol Hill briefing: 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. ET

WHERE:

Tele-press conference: RSVP to kbroendel@agu.org for call-in information.
Capitol Hill Briefing in the United States Congressional Visitors Center: Auditorium and Atrium (CVC 200).

Note: For the Capitol Hill briefing, members of the press should RSVP to kbroendel@agu.org no later than noon on Wednesday, 18 September.

The full Surging Waters report and state-specific resources will be available here on 24 September 2019 at 9 a.m. ET.

Members of the press who are interested in attending the Capitol Hill briefing or receiving an advance copy of the report, please email kbroendel@agu.org.

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For the Capitol Hill briefing, members of the press should RSVP to kbroendel@agu.org no later than noon on Wednesday, 18 September.


AGU Contact:

Katherine Broendel
+1 (202) 777-7459
kbroendel@agu.org