AGU Fall Meeting

American Geophysical Union
December 13-17, 2021
New Orleans, Louisiana
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) will host their AGU Fall Meeting 2021 virtually and in New Orleans December 13-17. The mission of the AGU is to support and inspire a global community of individuals and organizations interested in advancing discovery in Earth and space sciences and its benefit for humanity and the environment. The AGU Fall Meeting brings together attendees from more than 100 countries in the Earth and space sciences community to share their work and ideas and discuss solutions to the largest challenges facing the planet. The theme for this year’s meeting, “Science is Society,” emphasizes what the community is doing to measure, model, and understand Earth and space systems ranging from the molecular to the planetary scale, and the way this work will open doors for further discovery and solutions in AGU’s next century.

Millard McElwee, Exponent associate, will present a poster titled, “Quantifying Environmental Injustices for Vulnerable Populations with Community Resilience Frameworks” on Tuesday, December 14 at 2:00 PM CT/12:00 PM PT. Community resilience planning tools are needed to assess the increasing number of natural hazards (flooding, fire, earthquake, pandemic, etc.) across interdependent infrastructure (transportation, water, electric power, etc.) that are impacting vulnerable populations. This session will highlight best practices identified by community resilience researchers who are studying the cascading impacts of environmental injustices. The symposium will share tools to quantify resilience metrics as well as discuss multiple design alternatives, including examples of flexible multi-scale and multi-level resilient frameworks at the community scale. Assessment will be measured in terms of binary (impact/not impacted), degree of impact, and solution generation.

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