Our research is focused on the interface of water quality, stormwater, flood hazards, infrastructure, and ecosystem restoration.


We explore how built and natural infrastructure can work together to increase resilience and promote long-term social, environmental, and economic well-being.


Our aim is to empower communities and businesses to mitigate risks – and seize opportunities – associated with environmental change.


Previous and Current Projects

We use a variety of tools for analysis and communication including integrated climate, hydrology, and flood hydraulic models, network and systems dynamic models, multi-criterion decision analysis, structured decision making, agent-based models, and visualization with virtual and augmented reality.

Stream Ecosystems

How they change with urban development
Natural Stream Ecosystem
Urban Stream Ecosystem
Drawings by Frank Ippolito and provided by USGS