URI Metcalf Lecture Series

Check out upcoming public lecture series at URI’s Metcalf Institute!

This year’s speakers will explore the causes and consequences of coastal and inland flooding, including how climate change is affecting flooding, the inequitable impacts of flood events, and how communities are taking action. The weeklong series will highlight leaders in science, policy, and community engagement to explore the latest research and collaborative efforts to respond to our changing environment.

Monday, June 13, 1-2 p.m. EDT via Zoom
Mind the Gaps: Accounting for Present and Future Flood Risk
Dr. Oliver Wing, Fathom
(Watch the Video Playback : HERE)

Tuesday, June 14, 1-2 p.m. EDT via Zoom
Stormwater Infrastructure Resilience and Justice
Dr. Marccus Hendricks, University of Maryland
(Watch the Video Playback: HERE)

Wednesday, June 15, 1-2 p.m. EDT via Zoom
Lessons from Houston: Remembering and Reimagining Life with Floods
Dr. Lacy Johnson, Rice University, Houston Flood Museum
Dr. Marccus Hendricks, University of Maryland
(Watch the Video Playback: HERE)

Thursday, June 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m. EDT in-person & via Zoom
Creating Flood-Prepared Communities: A Policy Agenda
Laura Lightbody, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Dr. Marccus Hendricks, University of Maryland
(Watch the Video Playback: HERE)