Joynal Abedin, a Ph.D. student from GEAR Lab, and Tarik Jamil, a master's student from GEAR Lab, received the AAG Hazards, Risk, and Disasters Specialty Group’s Jeanne X. Kasperson Award for the 2023 AAG Annual Meeting. Congratulations!
The title of Joynal Abedin's presentation is "Deciphering Spatial-Temporal Dynamics of Flood Exposure in the United States". The objective of the study is to evaluate county-wise flood exposure in the US and unravel its spatial-temporal dynamics from 2001-2019 to answer three research questions. First, how do the proportions of human settlement areas expose to flood threats in the US change through time? Second, do higher flood occurrences and damages lead to less development in the flood zone? Third, do disparities in the sensitivity to flood threats exist between urban and rural communities?
The topic of Tarik Jamil's presentation is "Disparities of Flood Risks in Urban Areas and Historically Marginalized Communities in Sarasota County, FL". This study aims to analyze the following: a) reclassifying floodplains to be more accurate, b) assess differences in exposure populations between reclassified floodplains and FEMA floodplains, and c) determine if historically marginalized communities are more frequently and disproportionately affected by flood hazards within the Sarasota County, FL.