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K-State Today

October 1, 2018

K-State geographer to discuss challenges in adapting to urban flooding

Submitted by Shawn Hutchinson


Katherine Nelson, assistant professor of geography, will give a public lecture at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in 231 Ackert Hall.

Nelson will discuss the growing challenges related to flooding, one of the most costly types of natural hazard events in the U.S. She will focus on inland urban flooding issues and describe the influence of urbanization, land use and climate trends on these events. Various adaptation and policy responses to flooding problems and the intended, and unintended, consequences of these responses will be highlighted.

This talk is being presented for students participating in the capstone course of the natural resources and environmental science secondary major and is open to the public as part of the NRES Seminar Series. Undergraduate students interested in natural resources, environmental science, and sustainability issues are especially encouraged to attend.

The secondary major and its seminar series are generously supported by the Office of the Provost, College of Agriculture, College of Arts and Sciences, and the biological and agricultural engineering, and geography departments.