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Preparing for urban floods with an eye toward equity

Plans for flood mitigation along urban rivers often benefit some neighborhoods more than others. Researchers and collaborators in a densely populated California floodplain developed a way to help planners see how infrastructure designs, sea-level rise, and severe storms fueled by climate change will affect flood risk at the local level.

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Tiny plankton play a huge role in regulating natural systems, but they remain poorly understood. Stanford bioengineer Manu Prakash leads an international effort to develop innovative, low-cost tools that could help enable citizen scientists to monitor oceans and contribute to climate change solutions.

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Arun Majumdar

Arun Majumdar
Inaugural Dean, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

“Mother Earth is begging us to restore the atmosphere, the oceans, and our biodiversity. For our own sake. For the sake of our children and grandchildren.”

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The Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability draws on a deep understanding of Earth, climate, and society to create knowledge and scalable solutions, in collaboration with partners worldwide. Together, we strive to create a future where humans and nature thrive in concert and in perpetuity through excellence in research, education, innovation, and service. 

 

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