Tom Dunne on Flood Plain Complexity

Tom Dunne

Bren professor Tom Dunne was in Boulder, Colorado, in mid-July, attending the 3rd Biennial Colloquium on Hydrologic Science and Engineering, hosted by the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. He also delivered the "Reds" Wolman Lecture, titled "The Evolution of Floodplain Copmplexity."

Here, "complexity" refers not only to the dynamic processes that form and alter areas that are periodically flooded, but also to the intensive human development that has vastly expanded the risks and impacts of such flooding.

Professor Dunne did his PhD research with Reds Wolman at Johns Hopkins.

See the video here. (Professor Dunne's talk begins at about 9:30.)