Climate change and sea-level rise are bringing more water to people’s doorsteps, threatening communities from Midwestern America to Jakarta, Indonesia. Entire towns are moving to escape rising waters. But how do towns address these growing threats and still retain their sense of community?
To find out, flood expert Nicholas Pinter, a professor at the University of California, Davis, and his team are visiting dozens of communities across the Midwest that have moved entirely off the floodplain in a concept called "managed retreat."
Read the full, multimedia story of two of those towns--one in Illinois, the other in Wisconsin--at UC Davis Science & Climate, www.climatechange.ucdavis.edu.
Pinter will discuss this research and take questions on May 22 via livestream on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube during an interview with "UC Davis Live" at 10:45 a.m. PT/1:45 p.m. ET.
Kat Kerlin, UC Davis News and Media Relations, 530-750-9195, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicholas Pinter, UC Davis Earth and Planetary Sciences, (530) 754-1041, email@example.com