Flood Smart Communities Research Support
A Flood Smart Action Plan for Greece, Parma, Hilton, NY
Research support to create “flood smart communities” in Greece, Parma and Hilton, NY.
In partnership with local municipalities, The Nature Conservancy, and the Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council, UBRI provided technical support in the development of a “Flood Smart Action Plan,” to make communities more resilient to flooding, drainage, and storm water issues. This included a community survey and synthesis of findings; a comprehensive flooding vulnerability assessment that overlaid social, economic and structural vulnerabilities with areas of physical risk; and a cost-benefit analysis to estimate the potential economic benefits of flood mitigation strategies.
Flood Smart Communities: The Cohocton River
Research support to create “flood smart communities” along the Cohocton River in Steuben County, NY.
UBRI partnered with local municipalities, Steuben County, The Nature Conservancy and the Southern Tier Central Regional Planning & Development Board to provide technical support for a Flood Smart Action Plan in the Cohocton River watershed in Steuben County. Through collaboration and novel research, the work aims to reduce flooding vulnerability, improve water quality, and increase resilience to flooding to benefit human and ecological communities. UBRI conducted a comprehensive vulnerability assessment that overlaid social, economic and structural vulnerabilities with areas of physical risk.