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UMBC Sustainability & Planning AASHE Webinar Available

Learn about Flooding and Transit



The continental United States is experiencing an increase in the frequency and intensity of precipitation events which often lead to flooding. In the state of Maryland, between 2006 and 2020, 78% of state highways reported nuisance flooding incidents occurred outside of FEMA’s 500 and 100 year floodplains. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County applied the same analysis to its campus transportation system – UMBC Transit. UMBC Transit covers over 88 miles of roadways and serves around 1,000 individuals daily. The study found that nearly every transit route was vulnerable to experiencing a flooding disruption with 72.5% of the flooding events occurring outside of FEMA flood zones. This session is designed to engage the audience, on the effective use of environmental intelligence, and provide an example methodology for others to utilize and deploy at their home campus. The session will review how to obtain the information, analyze the data, and use the results to catalyze climate action on one’s campus.

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Posted: September 7, 2022, 9:12 AM